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Asia Journal of Public Health : Volume 6 No. 1, June 2015. 10-15
doi: Vol.6 No.1

Contraceptive Intentions among Women Undergoing Comprehensive Abortion Care in Maternity Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal

Pimsurang Taechaboonsermsak* Rubina Shrestha** Sukhontha Siri*** Pithaya Charupoonphol*



ABSTRACT: Objective: To determine factors related to intention to use contraceptive method among Women Undergoing Comprehensive Abortion Care in Maternity Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study conducted in Maternity Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal during February 2011, a total of 140 women's aged 18 to 49 years who attend the Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) clinic were randomly selected to participate voluntarily in the study by Interviewed. These data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-square test. Results: Almost 61.5% of the participants had an intention to use contraceptives. Husband decision was important for choosing the method of contraception. Side effects were the main reason for stopping the methods used and reason for not using. Duration of marriage and current use of contraceptive were associated with intention to use contraceptive methods (p<0.05). Attitude towards contraception and subjective norm about the contraceptive use were significantly associated (p< 0.001). Conclusion: To encourage women in having an intention to use contraceptives following are hereby recommended. Couple counseling system has to be made stronger as husband decision was found as one of the main reason for using contraceptive methods, they can motivate and encourage their wife to make right decision. Provide adequate information about the side effects and what is to be done. Improving the positive attitude towards contraception and positive subjective norm should be considered for women undergoing Comprehensive Abortion Care clinic.
 
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*Department of Family Health, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
** Shankarapur Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
***Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
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Corresponding author, E-mail: pithaya.cha@mahidol.ac.th
Accepted 20 May 2015