Evaluation of Indications and Adoptions of Contraceptive Practices in M.T.P. seekers from Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Corporation area, Maharashtra.
Introduction: Subject of Termination is charged with emotions, superstitions and religious beliefs. This study evaluates both medical and social characters of M.T.P acceptors. Objective: To study the medico-demographic characteristics of women coming for M.T.P.
Material and methods: Pre-tested questionnaire was used with informed written consent, government recognized M.T.P centers in Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Corporation area were selected and cross-sectional study was done. All women seeking M.T.P were included in the study. Bi-variate and multivariate analysis by using Z test and conditional logistic regression analysis for predicting risk factors. Results: Total of 311 cases of M.T.P acceptors were studied. Inadequate spacing and willing to complete family size were the most important indicators for M.T.P. Among parity, 38.58% had 3 or more living children while 36.1% had 2 living children and one child norm was seen in only highly educated couples. Acceptance of family planning method after M.T.P shows that 52.19% accepted permanent method. As per male to female ratio, maximum couples had 1 or more than 1 male child or more than 2 females awaiting for male issue. Majority of subjects accepting M.T.P. (28.57%) had equal no. of male and female children (1:1), while 26.27% had more no. of male children as compared to female. Conclusion: It can be concluded that inadequate spacing and completion of the family are the most important indicators of M.T.P. The couples seeking M.T.P. prefer male sex child irrespective of family size, educational status and rural/urban status.
Keywords: Abortion Seekers; Legal Abortions; Birth Spacing; Sex Discrimination; Family Planning.
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