Contraceptive Practice Among The Eligible Couples In A Selected Rural Area Of Bangladesh


Barua S K1 , Nasreen S2 , Barua D3


.4 cross sectional descriptive type of study was conducted in a selected rural conummity to know about the contraceptive practices among the eligible couples. A total number of 340 female respondents were interviewed with the hi*, of a preformed questionnaire. Among the respondents. 77.4% used various methods of contraceptives. Majority (30%) were in die age group of 25-29 years: 25.9% were between 10-24 years of age. 34.1% respondents have 4 family members followed by 24.4% having 5 members. Among the respondents. 38.5% ham 2 children: 22.4% have I child. Among the contraceptive methods. 61.6% preferred oral pill that is the highest. I.5%use both condom and oral pill. The loose COMM', cause of not using contraceptive is found to be desirefor more children (32.5%1 followed by religious belief and luck of fainik planning knowledge (19.5% each). 48% respondents received information from television and 14.7% front their neighbours. Among the respondents, 46.5% WCrefOUnd to have completed primary level of education and 26% completed secondary level. Out of 340 respondents, 132 practiced to breast feeding to their children. Of then. 33.3% breast fed for 2 years followed by 20.5%for I year. Most of the respondents' (31.5%1 husband's occupation is agriculture. Significant relationship was found between mother's education. family members. number of children and the length of breast feeding with contracepthr practice.


  1. Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine

    Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Dhaka

  2. Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine

    Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Dhaka

  3. Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

    Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Dhaka

Volume 4, Number 1 January 2005
Page: 44932