Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 4, Number 2
TITLE: Contraceptive prevalence survey in rural Hlegu.
AUTHOR: Mya Mya; Si Lay Khaing
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 1992; 4(2): 81-85
ABSTRACT: A study on the prevalence of contraceptive use in Myanmar females (Phsae II Rural) was undertaken in 26 villages of Hlegu Township. Two thousand five hundred ever married females of age 15 to 49 years were interviewed using the same questionnaire as in the urban phase. It was found that 84.24% of these women possessed knowledge regarding contraceptives. Oral contraception was the most recognised knowledgeable type, followed by the injectable. Sterilization is the third recognised method, The total ever users were 27.96% and current users are 10%. Oral pills were used by 22.50% injectable by 9.53% and sterilization by 2.9% of knowledgeable persons. The main reason for not using contraceptives is fearfullness of the side effects (32.96% ). Other causes were found to be desirous of more children, lack of knowledge and reluctance to interfere with nature. The most preferred method for future use was female sterilization (23.32% ).
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Contraception. Cross-Sectional Studies. Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.