Perception of PPIUCD amongst Parturient and Providers and Factors Affecting its Acceptability
Introduction: PPIUCD program provided the opportunity of reaching to beneficiaries directly with minimal cost of spacing options during their postpartum stay and provide with safe, effective contraception choice. Though its acceptance rate is not up to optimum because of various misbeliefs and myths. Various misapprehensions are also there in case of providers.
Aim: To assess perception and factors affecting acceptability for practicing PPIUCD in women and providers.
Materials and methods: A prospective cross sectional study was conducted involving a sample size of 305 parturient admitted and 50 providers of AVBRH, Wardha district, Maharashtra using a PPIUCD questionnaire to know about the precipitance of it in parturient and providers and factors affecting its acceptability. Further data was analysed from descriptive studies.
Results and discussion: As per our study, more than half of the women fall under age group 20-24, of which maximum are already having their first child which makes them ideal for PPIUCD insertion for spacing between child. Our study also reveals that the highest reason for refusal of CuT from parturient is non-supportive family member who directly tells about the importance of counselling among pregnant woman and their family members. As per providers, the highest reason for CuT refusal among providers is lower backache followed by various complications.
Conclusion: This study will be very beneficial in order to make PPlUCD plan more effective since it provides various evidences of its fewer acceptances. It will also be helpful in fulfilling the vision of family planning, 2020.