Who are the women wishing to opt for contraception?


  • Khudija Mushtaq Department of Nursing, Postgraduate College of Nursing Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mariam Ashraf Department of Community Health. University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Inayat Hussain Thaver Department of Community Health Sciences, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan





This descriptive cross-sectional research study was conducted to determine the characteristics of the women who intend to use a modern family planning method. For this 154 women were selected in a small village and face-to-face interviews were conducted. The findings indicate that 86 (56%) women intended to use a contraceptive method. The regression model indicates that women who had the knowledge about different methods, those who had previously ever used family planning method and those who had never used any traditional method are more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods.

Keywords: contraception, practices, family planning...



How to Cite

Khudija Mushtaq, Mariam Ashraf, & Inayat Hussain Thaver. (2020). Who are the women wishing to opt for contraception?. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 70(12), 2460–2463. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.770



Short Communication / Short Report