International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Study Papers | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022 | Rating: 4.7 / 10


A Descriptive Study to Assess Knowledge and Practice of Contraception among Married Women of Reproductive Age Group in Selected Rural Areas of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Divyanshi Bose [2] | Tania Sharma


Abstract: Family planning is no longer seen as measures of population control, but it is considered as a vital component of individual as well as nation development and also a means to protect and promote basic human rights. It also plays an important role in promoting reproductive health of the women in a developing country. There is encouraging momentum to increase the uptake of family planning. More than 30 countries have now committed to FP2020, a global partnership that includes a set of strategies and goals to reach millions more women. Yet our research is showing that a strategy limited to raising awareness and providing products will never succeed in reaching these goals. The state of Uttar Pradesh, has one of the highest fertility rates in India and contraceptive use is not growing, despite a decade of investment in access to family planning programs. Method and materials: This study was conducted with 100 samples in quantitative approach, cross-sectional descriptive research design was used. Sample selection was done by Non probability convenient sampling technique. Result: Majority of the respondents (82%) had heard about the contraception shows that maximum (48.3%). Copper-T was the most (74%) known method of contraception. 46 women who had used contraceptives, 85% were satisfied with contraceptives that they had used in the past and 62% were still using contraceptives and were satisfied with the contraceptives they were presently using. Discussion: During the research on knowledge of contraception it was found that majority of women are unaware regarding modern methods of contraception. Other than this women who are using contraception are not fully satisfied with it. It is necessary to develop educational programs and campaign to enhance knowledge and practice about contraception. Conclusion: There is need to educate and motivate couples along with improvement in family planning services to promote contraceptives.


Keywords: Contraception, Reproductive Age, Population Control


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,


Pages: 1239 - 1241



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