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Barriers in the Use of Post Partum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device Original Article
Author(s) Name:
Muneeba Faisal, Omera Naseer, Nimra Khan, Rizwana Chaudhri
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Muneeba Faisal, FCPS Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.

Objective: To assess the barriers in the use of post partum intrauterine contraceptive device.
Study design: Descriptive cross-sectional study.
Place and duration: The study was conducted at gynaecology and obstetrics unit 1, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi from 16th October 2015 to 15th December 2015.
Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 252 married women who were admitted in postnatal ward of gynecology and obstetrics, unit I of Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi. Convenience sampling was done. Data was collected by filling a structured questionnaire after personal interview and they were asked about their age, socioeconomic status, no of children, educational status, husband’s education and the reason of not using PPIUCD as contraceptive.
Results: This study interestingly generated the result that satisfaction with either condom or withdrawal method is the most frequent reason (39.2%) for not opting for PPIUCD followed by myths (21%), unwillingness (16.6%), lack of husband’s consent (12%) and lastly health concern (10%)
Conclusion: The uptake of PPIUCD is primarily hindered by preference for condoms and withdrawal method,  followed by myths. Proper counseling of the couple during antenatal visits and especially during post partum period can remove the myths and motivate the couple for accepting PPIUCD.
Key words: Barrier, post partum intrauterine contraceptive device, trans-cesarean, post-placental.

Cite this article as: Faisal M, Naseer O, Khan N, Chaudhri R. Barriers in the Use of Post Partum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device. J. Soc. Obstet. Gynaecol. Pak. 2016; Vol 6(1):22-25.

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