KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES& PRACTICE ABOUT EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION AMONG SAMPLE OF WOMEN ATTENDING PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN BAGHDAD

Abstract

The objective of the study the level of knowledge of and attitude &practice towards emergency contraception in a group of women attending Primary Health Care Centers. Design: Across-sectional study was conducted during 6 months period by questionnaire based survey ,testing the level of knowledge of emergency contraception (EC) and attitudes towards its use, Ethical requirements of informed consent were ensured, Chi-square test was used to test significance, P-value <0.05 considered statistically significant. Results: the participants had limited information about EC , the most common source of their knowledge about EC is Obstetrics & Gyn/obs seniors, and the most common attitude among the participants was neutral Conclusion: only 12% use EC to prevent unwanted pregnancy. There was an association between knowledge of participants and age, number of children and socio-economic status. There was a significant association between unintended pregnancy and the educational level of women.

Keywords: (ECS) emergency contraception, (IUD) Intra-Uterine Device, (Phccs )Primary Health Care Centers, (Stis) Sexually Transmitted Infections, Unintended Pregnancy

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