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