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Factors associated with family planning acceptance in Bangkok metropolis health clinic areas (MHCs).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7285575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To study contraceptive use in Bangkok, 6,809 eligible women were interviewed in a community survey of 5 Metropolis areas. 34.7% were current users of interval contraception and the pill was the most common method. 29.9% were not currently in need of family planning. 18.3% of women were not using contraception, but only 6.2% were in need of family planning (FP) and not currently practising contraception. Non-acceptors who were in need of FP, had a lower educational level; 13.4% did not know about contraception but 52.4% previously used contraception. The most common reason for not currently practising FP was fears about contraceptive safety (37.5%). The prevalence of pregnancy in the community was 10.4%. The fact that only 6.2% of women were not practising FP and were in need of contraception suggests that the services in Bangkok are adequate to meet the needs of most women. However, the subgroup of non-acceptors in need of FP who were from a low socio-economic group require special motivation and services. 1,835 women attending Metropolis Health Centres in the same areas were interviewed to determine their choice of contraception; 57.4% chose the pill.
T Chumnijarakij; R A Grossman; Y Onthuam; N Debavalya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-12-15     Completed Date:  1981-12-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-25     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Contraception Behavior
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptives, Oral
Family Planning Services*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Interviews as Topic
Intrauterine Devices / utilization
Socioeconomic Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 0/Contraceptives, Oral

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