Comparative study on the acceptance and use of contraceptive methods in a rural population in Kelantan

J.P., Kamalanathan (1990) Comparative study on the acceptance and use of contraceptive methods in a rural population in Kelantan. Malaysian Journal of Reproductive Health, 8 (2). pp. 66-71. ISSN 0217-3213

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Abstract

The generally poor health indices for Kelantan and the strong cultural beliefs with reference to contraception dictated the need for this study. 350 women from neighbouring estates were studied via questionaires. It was found that only 44.85% use some form of contraception and 18.4% of these resorted to traditional methods. There was some relationship between race and choice of contraception. Education did play a role in encouraging contraception. Despite the low acceptance of contraception, spacing of children did exist-probably due to breastfeeding that's widely practised.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: contraceptive methods, maternal and child health
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 618 Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Reproductive Health
Deposited By: Mrs Noor Azreena Abd Aziz
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2015 01:34
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 01:34
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/494

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