The effectiveness of family planning education on acceptance of contraception by postpartum mothers

J. Sayegh, W. H. Mosley

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Abstract

A prospective controlled study on the maternity service of the American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, tested the effect of family planning education during the postpartum lying in period on recruiting contraceptive acceptors. The study further determined how women with different socio demographic backgrounds, life styles, and levels of readiness for the practice of family planning responded to the educational program. The results revealed that a postpartum educational effort could almost double family planning acceptance among women who returned to the postpartum clinic within the first 9 weeks after delivery and that the educational impact was evident irrespective of the respondents' socio demographic characteristics, life styles, and levels of readiness for family planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalJohns Hopkins Medical Journal
Volume139
Issue numberSup.
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

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  • Medicine(all)

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