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Contraceptive Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) among Women who were seeking for Termination of Pregnancy

Objective: To determine the knowledge, awareness and the practice of various contraceptive methods in the women who wanted termination of pregnancy during I trimester. Materials and Methods: The study is a descriptive, questionnaire-based prospective study, conducted amongst 50 consecutive termination-ofpregnancy seekers during their first trimester who attended our hospital. The interview for this study was conducted by a trained medical practitioner and involved a face-to-face interview using pre-tested, structured questionnaire. Results: Out of 42 women who had been included in the study, maximum of them 14 (33.3%) were of 23-25 years age group, while 8 (19%) of 26-28yrs,8 (19%) of >32 yrs, 6 (14.2%) 19-22yrs and 2 of them were of less than 18yrs. Among all these women 10 (23.8%) had no knowledge regarding any method of contraception while 32(76.1%) women had knowledge and awareness about contraceptive methods. Conclusion: This study concludes that there is considerable level of knowledge and awareness about contraception in the women working in small scale industries but actual practice of those methods is low.

Author(s): Nataraja H G, Harshini V