Correlation between Women’s Attitudes and Abstain (Used/ Unused) Contraceptive Methods at Primary Health Care Centers in Baghdad City
Keywords:Women, Attitudes, Contraceptives Methods, Abstain
Background: family planning is a preventive service that allows married couples achieving their desired
number of children and deciding the spacing of pregnancies according to their economic opportunities and
personal wishes, and to ensure that the births are at appropriate intervals for the mother and child health.
Objective: To find out the correlation between women attitudes and abstain and to find out the relationship
between demographic characteristics and obstetrical history.
Methodology: A descriptive and analytic (cross sectional) study, was started at 16th September 2019 to
16th September 2020, conducted at Primary Health Care Center in Baghdad City,Iraq. Non probability (a
purposive sample) the study sample consist of (150) women that attending Primary Health Care Center in
Results: indicates that there is significant relationship between women’s attitude and abstain of contraceptive
methods as presented by significant correlation at p-value= 0.038.
Conclusions: there is significant relationship between women’s attitude and abstain of contraceptive
methods related to Iraqi social habits that make men compel women to become pregnant and have a lot of
children and there are other causes prevent women using contraceptive methods.
Recommendation: Designing programs to educate couples about family planning and using of contraceptive
before marriage, Empowering the role of nurse in family planning to educate the women about contraceptive
methods and how to use it and help them to choice the appropriate method, Activate the role of media in
increase awareness of families in the Iraqi society about disadvantages of unplanned pregnancies and do
not using contraceptive methods on women well-being and the luxury of community, and further studies to
identifying the causes that make women do not use of contraceptive methods.
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