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Objective: To determine the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception among women of
reproductive age group.
Material and Methods: The study was conducted in the department of Gynaecology/obstetrics, Naseer Teaching
Hospital, Peshawar from July 2008 to June 2009. It was descriptive, cross sectional study, which included 500
women in reproductive age group (20-45 years) visiting the Gynaecology OPD. Relevant information was recorded
on a pre-designed questionnaire for knowledge, attitude and practice, prepared in accordance to the objectives of
Results: Mean age of the respondents was 29 + 9.8 years. Through the application of a structured questionnaire
good knowledge about contraception was observed in 37.6%, average in 47.2% and bad in 15.2% of the
respondents. Positive attitude was recorded in 65% while 67% reported positive practice for any type of contraceptive
method. Most of the women having good knowledge, positive attitude and positive practice were in the age group >
Conclusion: The level of knowledge and practice of contraception was satisfactory in our study. In addition to this
majority of the respondents had positive attitude towards contraception.
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