Volume 3, Issue 3 (10-2016)                   jpm 2016, 3(3): 39-47 | Back to browse issues page

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Introduction:The policy of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education has always been substitution of contraceptive methods that had further failure with less failure contraceptive methods by training and consulting. But despite the enormous efforts still the prevalence of failures is high. This study aimed to investigate the factors influencing the use of contraceptive methods among married women referred to health centers in Qorveh city. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 200 married women referring to rural and urban health centers. Sampling method was stratified according to ethnicity (Kurd, Turk, and Fars) and religion (Sunni and Shia). At first, five health centers in urban and 5 rural health centers were selected with various ethnicities and religions. Then cluster random sampling was used and 20 participants were selected from each health center. For data collection a questionnaire on demographic information and the contraceptive methods was used. To analyze data, descriptive and analytic statistical methods using SPSS version 20 was used. Results: Education, spouse education, and training about the use of contraceptive methods had significant relationship with the use of contraceptive methods (P <0.05). Ethnicity, training, occupation, age group, spouse age, education, spouse education, number of children, and parity was related with contraceptive method (P <0.05). On the other hand religion and place of residence were not related to the type of contraceptive method (P> 0.05). Age group, job, and history of the contraceptive use had not relationship with the current use of contraceptives (P >0.05). Conclusion: Although religion is an important factor in the use of contraceptives, religion and ethnicity did not affect the use of contraceptives in Qorveh. Religious and ethnic differences did not affect the health belief of Qorveh people. Key words: Methods of contraception, Religion, Ethnicity.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/6 | Accepted: 2017/05/6 | Published: 2017/05/6