Family planning choices and same characteristics of coitus interruptus users in Gemlik, Turkey


Aytekin N., Pala K. , Irgil E., Aytekin H.

WOMENS HEALTH ISSUES, vol.11, no.5, pp.442-447, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1049-3867(01)00091-3
  • Title of Journal : WOMENS HEALTH ISSUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.442-447

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to gain information about some fertility issues, contraceptive method choices, and the reasons for coitus interruptus (CI) use among married women aged 15-49, in Gemlik, Turkey. One thousand nine hundred ten women were interviewed for this cross-sectional study. The pregnancy rate per woman was 2.9. 716 women (37.5%) had at least one unwanted pregnancy. Of the study population, 79.6% were using a contraceptive method (45.1% were using a modern method, 34.5% a traditional method). CI was the most preferred method (33.7%). Fertility measures of women who had used CI continuously were compared with other women. It was found that most CI users were content with the method.