Open Access Research Article

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices About Contraception in Patients who had Undergone A Caesarian Section in N’Djamena Mother and Child University Hospital

Gabkika Bray Madoué1*, Foumsou Lhagadang1, Saleh Abdelsalam2 and Hinsoubé Guelo2

1N’Djamena Mother and Child University Hospital, Chad

2N’Djamena faculty of health human sciences, Chad

Corresponding Author

Received Date:February 22, 2021;  Published Date: March 12, 2021


Background: Postpartum contraception is the set of methods designed to prevent pregnancy after a caesarean section [1]. It can be instituted during the caesarean section or in the post-partum period.

The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge and practice of contraception in patients who have undergone a caesarean section at N’Djamena Mother and Child University Hospital.

Patients and method: This were a 3-month cross-sectional and descriptive study from September 1st, 2020 - November 30th, 2020 on knowledge, attitudes and practices about contraception in caesarian section patients.

Results: The 20-24 age group was the most represented with 42%.Patientts resided in N’Djamena in 60%.Married women were the most represented with 93.3% . Patients had average knowledge about contraception in 77.3%. Injectable contraceptives were the commonly known of the modern contraceptive methods with 80.7%. Periodic abstinence was the best-known natural method with 61.3%. Implants were the most chosen contraceptive method with 48%. The proposal to use the contraceptive method was made in 79 , 3% of cases by health workers. The most well-known advantages of contraceptives by clients were birth spacing with 82.7%. Infertility was the contraceptive method disadvantage most reported by clients with 54%.

Conclusion: The prescription of contraceptive methods in patients who have undergone a caesarean section is part of our common practice. Injectable contraception remains the commonly known hormonal contraception. The desire to avoid pregnancy is the benefit most noted by patients.

Keywords: Contraception; Caesarean section; NMCUH

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