Involve Men and Improve Birth Control: A Study Conducted in Lady WilIingdon Hospital

Authors

  • K AHMAD
  • A MALIK
  • W YOUSEF

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v6i1.1956

Keywords:

Birth control, men

Abstract

Pakistani population is on a constant rise despite all efforts made to improve birth control. In addition to many other factors one identified factor is rigid behavior of the husband toward the family planning methods A study is conducted on this aspect at out patient department of the Lady Willingdon Hospital ,Lahore on 1000 patients (couples) , interviewing their husbands about family planning practice in reproductive aged females of 15-45 years Results were then interpreted by filling a Performa containing questionnaire regarding assessing attitude of husbands & family planning workers. This was then compared with international figures .In our population husbands are more rigid towards family planning programs but attitude of the family planning workers is also non inviting husbands in discussions while advising family planning methods to the females. Other associated factors were religion, low or no education, misconception and wrong interpretation of the family planning methods. In conclusion suggestions are offered to change the attitude of husbands & family planning workers to improve birth control in Pakistan. Increasing literacy rate, employment & allaying apprehensions of the husbands. In addition encouraging the users to use the method of their choice.

Published

2017-11-16

How to Cite

AHMAD, K., MALIK, A., & YOUSEF, W. (2017). Involve Men and Improve Birth Control: A Study Conducted in Lady WilIingdon Hospital. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v6i1.1956

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