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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-84

Knowledge and usage of family planning methods among clients of Bab Al-Moatham Training Primary Health Care, Baghdad

Iraqi Ministry of Heath, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sahar A Esa Al Shatari
Bab Al-Moatham Training PHC Center for Family Health Approach, Resafa Sector, Baghdad Health Directorate, Iraqi Ministry of Heath, Baghdad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IRJCM.IRJCM_8_21

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Background: Family planning programs represent a chance for family size control, development, and good planning for future. Objective: We aimed to assess the prevalence of usage of family planning methods, to evaluate client knowledge about these methods, and to determine the most common family planning used. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bab Al-Moatham Primary Health Care catchment area. One hunderd and forty-one married women aged 15–49 years were given a structured questionnaire developed mainly from the Family Planning WHO guidelines, ten experts' opinions were taken into consideration. And also, a pilot study of 14 married women was done. Data analysis was done by using SPSS ver. 23. Frequency, percentage, and Chi-square tests were used. P < 0.05 was considered significance. Answer scoring was done for knowledge. Results: Sixty-three women (44.7%) aged 29–39 years, with 56% complete primary school, 92.2% homemakers, 34% married, 68.1% with good obstetric history, 87% of them used family planning methods, and 58% using it now, the most method used is CCP. 66.7%, studied women had good knowledge in the withdrawal method (65.2%), CCP (55.3%), and poor/no knowledge in vasectomy. A significant association between educational level, working, year of marriage, and previous use of family planning while only working state has significant with recent use of family planning. Conclusions: Low rate using of family planning methods, and the most method used is CCP, followed by withdrawal method with good knowledge in both and poor/no knowledge in vasectomy.

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