Cross sectional study for contraceptive practices in antenatal women at tertiary rural institute

Pragati Divedi, Rajani Rawat, Soniya Vishwakarma, Nupur Mittal, Deepti Dwivedi


Background: Objective of the study was to assess the awareness and acceptance for contraceptive practices amongst the women attending the routine antenatal outpatient services at our tertiary rural institute.

Methods: It was a cross sectional study done in UP University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS) Saifai. Three hundred fifty (350) patients aged between 18 -40 years were enrolled in the study after written informed consent. A self structured pre formed questionnaire was provided regarding demographic profile, obstetric profile, contraceptive practices and reasons for not using any contraception. Then data were analysed statistically.

Results: Majority of the women were between the age group of 30-35 years and had basic level of education. In our study 90% women were aware of one or more methods of contraception. 86.5% accepted the contraceptive practices and 81.43% followed the contraception. 81.43% used temporary methods of which OCPs, IUCDs, and Condoms were common.

Conclusions: Majority of the women were between 30-35 years of age. 90% women knew about some method of contraception. 81.4% women followed the temporary method of contraception. Among non users the main reason for not using contraceptive method were mainly lack of knowledge and they wanted more children.


Antenatal women, Contraceptive practices, Tertiary rural Institute

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