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OBJECTIVE: TO FIND OUT THE FREQUENCY OF KNOWLEDGE, ATITUDE AND PRACTICES OF WOMEN REGARDING THE USE OF CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS:
STUDY DESIGN: A cross sectional analytical study
DURATION AND SETTING: The out patient department of obstetrics and Gynaecology Moulvi Ameer Shah Memorial Hospital Peshawar from January 2014 to December 2014. Sample size 1000 women.
RESULTS: Out of 1000 women 74.4% were not using any family planning method and 26.6% were using contraception. Mean age was 25-35 years. Most of patients were poor (73.8%) illiterate (74.4%), coitus interrupts was more common method (35.51%). 60.9% women were using family planning. Due to husband's advise. There was lack of proper knowledge regarding contraceptive methods.
CONCLUSION: Majority of women under study were not suing any family planning method. Those who were using It without proper knowledge and awareness.
KEY WORDS: Contraception, KAP, Birth control, family planning.
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