Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Women’s Education and Contraceptive Practice



Address:   Dr. R. Renuka
Principal, Laxmi Meghan College of Nursing, Kanhangad, Kerala
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00115.0

ABSTRACT:
Background: Women’s education has a significant role in fertility control behaviour. In almost every setting, regardless of religion, culture and level of development, well educated women are found to opt more for contraceptive methods. Objective: This study was carried out to identify the relationship between women’s education and contraceptive practice. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional survey was carried out to identify the relationship between women’s education and contraceptive practice among currently non pregnant married women. Data was collected from a sample of 622 married women through the questionnaire. A number of socio - economic and obstetric variables were used to investigate the association between education and contraceptive practice. Chi square test was used to test the significance of data. Results: All the respondents were literate and 70.7% of them have studied upto high school. 42.4% of the respondents have used contraceptives at the time of study. Educational level of the respondents was significantly associated with contraceptive practice. Conclusion: Female literacy can not only improve the level of knowledge but also enhance the decision making power regarding contraceptive use. It is for this reason that education is a basic human right, and it is the duty of our leadership to ensure education for all.
KEYWORDS:
Women’s education, Contraceptive Methods and Contraceptive Use.
Cite:
R. Renuka. Women’s Education and Contraceptive Practice. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(4):539-541.
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