A study to determine factors that affetct client's choice of permanent method contraception at UTH.
Mbewe, Felistas Mwansa.
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This study was done to determine the factors that affect the clients' choice of permanent method of contraception. Permanent method of contraception is one method of family planning though it has not been publicised compared to the other temporal methods. This method needs to be promoted among the people as it is good for those with medical conditions and those who can not use the hormonal methods and even those who feel that other method of family planning have disappointed them as they ended up conceiving. Permanent method of contraception ensures that families can only have the number of children they are able to meet their physical, educational, social, emotional and medical needs.The study was conducted in two urban residential areas that is Chilenje and Mutendere and lastly at UTH in July 1998. Literature review about permanent method of contraception and its related factors was obtained locally and internationally. Fifty (50) women who had undergone permanent method of contraception consented to the study. The subjects were selected using convenient sampling method. All the respondents 50 (100%) were happy with the counseling they got. Most of the clients 46 (92%) said the nurses' attitudes were friendly. The majority of clients 28 (56%) chose permanent method of contraception because of too many children and most of the clients who came for the procedure were in the range of 35-40 and 40-45 years.
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