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Knowledge of Emergency Contraception in Women Attending MTP Center at Rural Tertiary Care Hospital in India

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2012,2,2,333-335.
Published:May 2012
Type:Short Communications
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Arun M Kokanea*, Hrishikesh A Khadilkarb

aDept. of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Kathirkamam, Pondicherry-605 009, India. 

bDept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India.

Abstract:

To study the knowledge of emergency contraception among women with respect to certain social factors. S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai. Dist-Beed. Maharashtra. India. Design: Facility based cross sectional study. Verbal interview method with oral consent by using pretested questionnaire. Study period: six month. Results: Our study reveals that Majorities of women undergoing MTP were literate. Only 10(10.64%) women were having knowledge about emergency contraception. Media and relatives contributed maximum for getting information about emergency contraception. Chemist and general practitioners were considered to be first choice places for getting emergency contraception. Conclusion: Importance of emergency contraception should not be underestimated. It proves to be one of important way to prevent pregnancy due to unprotected infrequent or unplanned coitus.

Educational profile of women undergoing MTP