Fertility Control Behavior among the Clay Modeler Women in Rural Area
Background: Fertility control behavior of women in different cultural practices greatly influences the demographic pattern of a country. The high fertility rate is associated with maternal and infant mortality rate. The aim of this study was to find out the fertility control behavior of the clay modeler women in rural area.
Material and Methods: This descriptive type cross sectional study was carried out among 1360 respondents by purposive sampling technique from19th to 21st January, 2019 in different villages of Dhamrai Upazila, Dhaka. Data were collected by duly pretested a semi-structured questionnaire through face to face interview. Data were analyzed manually and by using computer.
Results: Then study revealed that majority of the respondents 79% were Muslims by religion and about 76% respondents were found within the age 25-44 years with mean age 34.8±8.6 years. About 32% & 35% respondents were found primary & secondary level of education respectively. Moreover, 16% respondents monthly income were less than TK 2000 and 37% respondents had 2-3 number of children. About 79% respondents were using the fertility control measures only. Among the users 67% respondents were using Oral pills, 10% & 8% were using IUCD and Injections respectively. Adherence factors for contraceptive use were husband's support 85%; support of family members 90% and availability of contraceptive materials were found 97%. On the other hand, non-adherence factors for contraceptive use were religious barrier 91%; fear of complications 97% and insultations 85%. In this study, Overall perceptions on fertility control measures and time interval for birth spacing found positive.
Conclusion: Intensified efforts should be made towards creating public awareness and strengthening perception regarding fertility control behavior to overcome those non-adherence factors for contraceptive uses.
Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal Vol. 11, No. 1: Jan 2020, P 29-34