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Contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and changing practices in women presenting to maternal and child health clinics in North Central Trinidad.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21061930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
METHODS: We used a cross-sectional study design with a knowledge, attitude, and practices type survey design. Five primary care facilities were selected using cluster sampling. All participants eligible for entry into the study were administered a structured, pretested questionnaire.
RESULTS: 269 participants were enrolled in the study. The majority (88%) had good knowledge of contraceptive methods, yet this knowledge was not translated into the prevention of pregnancies as 64.3% had had an unplanned pregnancy. The male condom is now the predominant method of contraception.
CONCLUSION: The study provides evidence on the level of knowledge of contraception methods and their use, as well as attitudes and practices among women who are pregnant or who recently completed a pregnancy. Although the knowledge of contraception methods was relatively high, attitudes and practice remain unacceptable and the male condom is now the predominant method of choice.
Analissa Saroop; Deyanta Dipchan; Michaela Hill; Summer Manswell; Kristal Ragbir; Barry Raghunanan; Omesh Toolsie; Kameel Mungrue
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of adolescent medicine and health     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0334-0139     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Adolesc Med Health     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  2010-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506960     Medline TA:  Int J Adolesc Med Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mt Hope, Trinidad.
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MeSH Terms
Contraception Behavior / trends*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Middle Aged
Pregnancy, Unplanned
Trinidad and Tobago

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