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THE RATE OF FAMILY PLANNING METHODS USAGE OF 15-49 YEARS OLD WOMEN LIVING IN DUZCE PERMANENT RESIDENCES AND THE CAUSES OF PREFERING METHODS

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Author(s): Atilla Senih Mayda | Tuğba Arslan | Hakan Bahadır Bozkurt | İlker Dedeli | Meryem Özlem Özkan

Journal: TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin
ISSN 1303-734X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 265;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: The rate of family planning method use | causes of prefer | Düzce

ABSTRACT
The aim of this cross-sectional and descriptive study is to learn the level of knowledge and source of knowledge about family planing, the rate of women using family planning methods and the causes of prefering the used methods of 15-49 years old women living in Düzce Permanent Residences. The population of the study ise 4394 women 15-49 years old. Cluster sampling is used and 280 women included to the study. A questionnaire containg 41 questions about family planning methods usage and the causes of prefer them was applied to women with face to face interview. The rate of 232 married women using effective planning method is 53.4%, traditional methods 24.6%and not using any method 22%. The rate of effective method usage of all 280 women included to the study is 45.7%, traditional 21.1% and not using any method 33.2%. The causes to prefer the methods are 72 women (25.7%) ?reliable?, 33 women (11.8%) ?side effects are less?, and 19 women (6.4%) ?cheap?. All the women who began to use family planing methot by consulting with Health Center has used effective methods. Considering ?cheap? as a cause of prefer the method make us to think that the family planning methods could not be supported to the population unpaid. Using effective methods of all the women who began to use family planing methods by consulting with Health Center puts forward that Health Centers have an effective role in family planning activities.
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