Abstract
KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ON ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES PILL AMONG ELIGIBLE MARRIED WOMEN

Monoara Khatun*, Foyzunnasa and Most. Rahana Akter

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Background: Oral Contraceptive Pill (OPC) abuse and withdrawal result unattended pregnancies amongst young women. There are multiple health benefits of OCP use, including protection against dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, iron insufficiency anemia, ectopic gestation, pelvic inflammatory condition, ovarian cysts, benign bone disease, endometrial cancer, and ovarian cancer. Materials and Methods: It was a cross sectional study conducted at Sat Tala Slum, Mohakhali, Dhaka. A total of 99 purposively selected participants took part in the study. The study was conducted from July 2019 to January 2020. Data were collected by face-to-face interview with the help of a semi-structured questionnaire. Results: The overall knowledge level regarding oral contraceptive pill were 15. 15% respondents had excellent knowledge. 12.12% had very good knowledge, 28.28% had good knowledge, 30.30% had average knowledge and14.14% had below average knowledge. Overall attitude level regarding oral contraceptive pill were 48.48% respondents had strongly positive attitude, 25.25% had positive attitude and 26.26% had negative attitude about oral contraceptive pill. Conclusion: Develop awareness, proper motivation, strengthening of family planning services are essential and follow up service is needed to increase oral contraceptive pill acceptance rate.

Keywords: Birth spacing, birth control, unwanted pregnancy, knowledge, and attitude.


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