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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


A study on socio-demographic and cultural factors influencing women undergoing laparoscopic tubectomy in laparoscopic tubectomy camps conducted at UHTC, Aam Talaab, Raichur


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Author Details: MA Fahim, Din Prakash Ranjan, Namita

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 32

Article End Page : 36


Abstract

Introduction: The National Family Planning Program was started way back in 1952 and despite of political commitment, has yet to make the desired impact. National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-3 data shows that among contraceptive methods, 37.3% contribute for tubectomy. India is a country of great diversities of religion, culture, socioeconomic status and literacy. These factors influence the acceptance of family planning methods to a great extent.
Objectives: To study the socio-demographic and cultural factors influencing women undergoing laparoscopic tubectomy in Laparoscopic tubectomy camp at UHTC, Raichur.
Methodology: Women coming for tubectomy operation from April 2016 to June 2016 in tubectomy camps conducted at a UHTC, Raichur. All the 223 women who came for tubectomy during study period were enrolled.
Results: Mean age of undergoing tubectomy was 27 years. 56.95% of females were illiterate, where as 45.73% of their husbands were illiterate and average family size was 3.17. In 55.60% cases, FHW was the motivator.
Conclusion: At least one male child was present in all the families except four. In most of the cases decision was taken by husband. Son preference is seen to be an important factor on decision making on tubectomy.

Keywords: Tubectomy, Family Planning, Cultural Factors, Socio-demographic Factors