Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2017)
A study of attitude and practices regarding reproductive health and family planning devices of eligible couples
Author(s): Dr. Avanish Kumar, Sween, Partibha Sharma, Dr. Neelam Sharma
Abstract: Birth of a child is a blessed event in the family. But it adds to many challenges and problems to self, family and nation. Population growth is matter of great concerns but more serious problems are health care of the citizen in general and mother & child in specific. Education is an important tool which has its impact on human behaviors and action. To ascertain the attitudes and practices in relation to reproductive health and family planning among eligible couple having different education strata, is the overall objective of study. The Sample selection technique was random. 150 household were selected as sample. A schedule was prepared for eliciting information in the area of use of family planning devices & practices, attitude towards them, pre-natal and antenatal services available, reproductive track affections, immunization and education to collect the data.The study regarding sexual and Reproductive Health of the couples and attitude & practices towards family planning devices of eligible couples were taken in two villages of Moga. The population of the village is about 10, 000. Most of the resident of the area are agrarian. The area is pre-dominated by Sikh community which contributes to 75.72% age whereas Hindu Population is very low i.e. 4.28. Most of the females get marry by the age of 25 years. As far as the attitude towards family planning is concerned approximately 30.7% couples are not aware about family planning methods. In the sample 85% women are in an active reproductive process and 68 of them want to have another child whereas out of this 15% wants to have child very soon. For the healthy citizen there should be 100% Immunization for the children.