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21. Behaviors and Barriers: Utilization of Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUDs)

Saira Saeed1, Zubaida Masood3, Riaz Ahmed Bhutto4, Rahila Imtiaz6, Shahid Kamran5 and Hina Khan2


Objective: To evaluate the behaviors and Barriers regarding the usage of intrauterine devices for the purpose of contraception.

Study Design: Observational study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Al-Tibri Medical College and Hospital, Karachi from January 2021 to June 2022.

Materials and Methods: Total 100 numbers of married females with age of 20 and above from different communities and professions were included in the study after taking a verbal consent and ethical approval from the concerned authority. Those females were not willing excluded from the study. The samples were taking as non-probability convenient sampling. After explaining the importance of the study to the participants, the proformas were filled by the doctors. Descriptive data was represented as Frequency and Percentage.

Results: About 47% of females lie in 20-30 units of age Group, 27% from 31-40 years of age group and 26% from more than 40 years. Almost 45% were in >5-10 years of duration of marriage. 66 % educated, 64% presenting with less information of devices, 57% were not intended to use the contraception methods, and about 88-89% had a misinformation about the contraindications and benefits of method. 54% female’s shows poor social support in this regards.

Conclusion: This study reveals the facts about the low interest of females towards the utilization of contraceptive devices or even other methods due to lack of information regarding benefits, side effects and services. Insufficient social and family supports especially from partner. Religious matters should be encounter. To cover all the aspects, awareness program and full support of their doctors, paramedics and health care workers can improve and correct the concept and minimize the fear and anxiety regarding the procedures.

Key Words: Contraception, Behaviors, Health Care

Citation of article: Saeed S, Masood Z, Bhutto RA, Imtiaz R, Kamran S, Khan H. Behaviors and Barriers: Utilization of Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUDs). Med Forum 2022;33(12):87-90.