KAP Study for Family Planning under UHI, in Aligarh District of UP
The study is to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of family planning methods in the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The total fertility rate of Aligarh is 4, contraceptive prevalence use is 38 percent and unmet need is 20 percent. The major issue for family planning project is to reduce the total fertility rate of the Aligarh district and subsequently increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate.
The study covers the urban slum area of Aligarh with a sample size of 100. Their knowledge and practice was assessed with the help of a semi-structured schedule. Data was analyzed using SPSS.
The finding showed the level of knowledge, attitude and practice regarding family planning methods amongst the reproductive age group females of urban slums of Aligarh. The knowledge about one or more methods of contraception particularly modern contraceptive method was 97 percent.
The knowledge about traditional method of contraception was 76 percent. The most common source of knowledge regarding contraceptive methods was Voluntary health workers (62 percent). Completion of family was found to be the most common reason for using the family planning method. Fertility related reasons (21 percent) followed by husband disfavor (15 percent) are the most common reason for not using family planning method. Positive attitude for contraception was shown by (69 percent) of the respondents.
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