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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2349-2996(Online), 2231-1149(Print)
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Women’s Education and Contraceptive Practice
Dr. R. Renuka
Principal, Laxmi Meghan College of Nursing, Kanhangad, Kerala
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.
Women’s education, Contraceptive Methods and Contraceptive Use.
R. Renuka. Women’s Education and Contraceptive Practice. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(4):539-541.
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