Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding implants among women of childbearing age
A cross-sectional survey was conducted from February 2016 to September 2016 to assess knowledge, attitude and practices regarding implants among women of childbearing age visiting Reproductive Health Services Center, Civil Hospital,Karachi. A total of 396 adult non-pregnant married females of child bearing age, from 18 to 49 years old, were interviewed using a structured questionnaire.Only153 (38.6%) of therespondentshad knowledge about implants whereas out of them 122 (79.7%) acquired it from family planning clinics. Almost two third of them (n=267, 67.4%) were in favor of using implants as a contraceptive method. Moreover, 244 (61.6%) of them were of the opinion that if given the choice, they will use implanon though out of total 316 (79.8%) respondents who ever used contraceptives, only 3 (0.9%) used implants.Despiteafavorable attitude, limited knowledge and poor practices of the respondents highlighted the study findings.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Contraception, Progestins, Continuous...