Knowledge, Awareness, and Perception on Contraception Among Women of Reproductive Age Attending Senawang Health Clinic

Authors

  • Hemarani Nachimuthu Department of Pharmacy, Senawang Health Clinic, 70450 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Hemah Devi Department of Psychiatry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nandini Karunanithi Senawang Health Clinic, 70450 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Abstract

Introduction: Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) are fundamental human rights, which lies with the right of individuals and couples to freely decide the number, timing and spacing of children. Moreover, every individual should receive adequate information and knowledge to make those decisions, and the right to attain the highest standard of SRH. Objective: The aim is to measure the knowledge, awareness, and perceptions on contraception among WRA in Klinik Kesihatan Senawang. Material & Methods. This research is a Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-Based Study Design. A descriptive study with a quantitative approach in gathering data was conducted. A simple random sampling was used in this study to obtain the target participants. The target population are WRA which was selected based on their age ranging between 18 to 49 years.The data analysis was done using the SPSS version 22.In this study, descriptive data was expressed as mean. One-way ANOVA was used for analysis of normally distributed variables. A value of p < 0.05 are considered statistically significant.The data collected was analysed to find the differences between the means of the independent variables mentioned in this study. Results: The total numbers of participants involved in this study were 251. The mean for the total knowledge score is 2.02 (SD±0.50) and the ethnicity had no statistically significant association. Mean for the total awareness score was 3.55 (SD±0.63) and all sociodemographic characteristics showed statistically significant association with awareness. The mean for the total perception score is 3.58 (SD±0.48) and the ethnicity did not show statistically significant associations with perception. Conclusion.The study showed that the KAP about contraception among WRA attending Klinik Kesihatan Senawang were unsatisfactory.

Keywords:

Knowledge, Awareness, Perception, Contraception, Women of reproductive age.

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2022-04-01

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Hemarani Nachimuthu, Hemah Devi, & Nandini Karunanithi. (2022). Knowledge, Awareness, and Perception on Contraception Among Women of Reproductive Age Attending Senawang Health Clinic. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research (MJMR), 6(2), 16-27. Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/mjmr/article/view/1695