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OPINIONS OF MARRIED AND UNMARRIED WOMEN TOWARDS CESAREAN SECTION AND CESAREAN DELIVERY ON MATERNAL REQUEST IN CHANDIGARH, NORTH INDIA

Amandeep Kaur, *Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Dr. Savita Prashar and Dr. Ikreet Singh Bal

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Context: There is an alarming increase in the rate of cesarean section deliveries and cesarean delivery on maternal request in recent years beyond medical reasons. It has economical, physiological and psychological consequences Factors behind decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of CS among women and opinions regarding CS are not clear. Available studies are confined only to married women ignoring unmarried girls in their marriageable age in spite of the fact that they are prospective mothers. Objectives: Present study is an attempt to investigate awareness of CS and CDMR with associated factors among married women and unmarried college going girls and to explore their opinions regarding CDMR and reasons of preference towards caesarean sections and demand for cesarean delivery. Methods: community based cross sectional study was conducted as a part of MPH dissertation conducted during March- June 2020 at Centre of Public Health, Panjab University Chandigarh among married women and college going girls of Chandigarh. Results: Study included 59 (64.8%) unmarried college going and 32 (35.2%) married women with an overall mean age 25.10±4.42 years. Overall awareness of caesarean section was found among 81 (89.0%) and CS as preferred mode of delivery was found among 21(23.1%) women. Overall awareness of CDMR was found among 67(73.6%) women including 47(79.7%) unmarried and 20 (62.5%) married women. association between marital status and awareness of CDMR was not found statistical significant (P=0.08). Family members came out to be the most common source of awareness of CDMR reported by 46(68.6%) women. Awareness pattern of CS and CDMR were not significantly associated with socio-demographic variables based on logistic regression model. Conclusions and Suggestions: The study concludes that awareness of CS and CDMR are high in both married and unmarried women irrespective of socio-demographic variables. Large gaps exist among awareness levels, preferred choices and potential demands caesarean rates. There is an urgent need to create awareness and avoiding misconceptions regarding CS and CDMR among married and unmarried women being prospective mothers. Study also suggest the need of health education interventions at college level for unmarried girls regarding delivery options to enable help to be ready for their safe prospective motherhood.

Keywords: Cesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR); Cesarean section (CS); Prospective mothers; safe


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