Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 126-131
Study on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Contraception among the Male Population in a Selected Setting, Dakshina Kannada
Suneetha Merlin Fernandes1, Mrs. Shoba P. Xavier2, Precilla D’silva3
1II Year M.Sc. Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Karnataka, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Father Muller College of Nursing, Karnataka, India
3Precilla D’silva, Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Father Muller College of Nursing, Karnataka, India
Corresponding Author: Mrs. Shoba P. Xavier
Introduction: Family planning is hailed as one of the great public health achievements of the last century. WHO is functioning to promote family planning by producing evidence-based guidelines on safety and service delivery of contraceptive methods, and serving to countries to introduce, adopt and implement these strategies to fulfill their wants.
Aims &objectives: To assess the knowledge and attitude regarding Contraception among the Male Population of Dakshina Kannada.
Materials and methods: The present descriptive study was carried out in March 2018 in the area of Dakshina Kannada. A total of 400 participants were included in the study selected by purposive sampling method from the selected community.
Results: The findings of the study showed that around half (45.5%) of subjects had an average knowledge, 28.2% had good knowledge and 15% had poor knowledge regarding contraception. Majority of men (100%) had a favorable attitude towards contraception. There was a weak positive (r=0.04) correlation between knowledge and attitude among the participants. It was found that knowledge had a significant association with education.
Conclusion: Though the majority of the men showed the favorable attitude towards contraception they lack knowledge regarding contraceptives.
Key words: Contraception, men, family planning, knowledge, attitude.