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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences
Title Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice towards utilization of long acting family planning among women attending in Ayder Referral Hospital Tigray, Ethiopia, 2012
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Abstract
Over the past four decades, the organized international family planning effort has made
a great progress in expanding the availability and use of voluntary reproductive Health
and family planning services. Access to modern contraception has become recognized by
the international community as a basic human right; however, obstacles and challenges
remain. To assess Knowledge, attitude and practice for long acting and permanent
contraceptive methods utilization among women of age group 18-49 years in Ayder
referral hospital, Tigray region, Ethiopia. An institutional based across sectional
descriptive study was conducted among 200 women’s come to Ayder referral hospital for
antenatal care , family planning , post natal, immunization and other services . The data
was collected using face to face structured questionnaire based interview. Surprisingly
enough, 198(99%) of the total surveyed population knew about long acting family
planning methods. And were aware that long acting contraceptives are used to control
births and space children while the remaining2(1%) didn’t know about long acting
family planning and were not aware that long acting contraceptives are used to control
births and space children.52(26%) of the population are currently using long acting
family planning method. However; there were no users for female or male sterilization.
This finding revealed that the utilization of long acting family planning method was high
in Ayder referral hospital and a significant amount of the participants had low
knowledge on long acting family planning method particularly vasectomy tubal ligation.

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