Practices of diverse birth control methods among local population of district Kohat, KPK, Pakistan
Shehzad Zareen, Hameed Ur Rehman, Kausar Saeed, Muhammad Shoaib, Sajid Iqbal, Maria Hassan, Maryam Bibi, Momina Sumbal and Noor e Fatima
Fertility control or contraception is being used historically from a long period of time but sophisticated techniques in this regard started from 20th century. In many religions, birth control is considered to be an ethical issue; it is not welcomed religiously and morally. An assessment study was conducted in general population of rural and urban areas of district Kohat. Married couples were investigated for the use of specific contraception method. Respondents were asked different questions regarding contraception and record of each respondent was recorded in a questionnaire. About 217 participants were included in this study; they were asked different questions about the use of contraceptives. A tight relation of contraceptives was found with the number of children of a couple. A high usage of contraceptives was observed in urban areas. Where use of injections was 38/123 (30.89%) while use of condoms was 31/123 (25.20%) which was far more than any other contraceptive method Operation methods were only observed in urban areas as this method is very costly, the people of rural areas are often unable to afford such costly methods for contraception. Use of IUCD was high in rural areas i.e. 34(44.1%) as compare to urban areas i.e. 8(6.50%). IUCDs, Condoms and Operations were the contraception methods which were used more than last 10 years. They were considered to be more enduring contraception methods
Shehzad Zareen, Hameed Ur Rehman, Kausar Saeed, Muhammad Shoaib, Sajid Iqbal, Maria Hassan, Maryam Bibi, Momina Sumbal, Noor e Fatima. Practices of diverse birth control methods among local population of district Kohat, KPK, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(4):1219-1224.