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A study on influence of education and occupation on family planning practices in rural Shamirpet, R.R. District, T.S., India.

Vijayasree L.


Family planning is an important pillar for safe motherhood and good reproductive health and is influenced by number of socio-demographic factors. Since fertility in India is primarily marital this study was planned among married women. A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 402 women of reproductive age group. Details regarding various socio-demographic factors with special emphasis on education and occupation of husband and wife and their socio-economic status and its relation to contraceptive usage were studied. Prevalence of contraception was found to be 61.7%. Contraceptive usage had a significantly positive relation with literacy status of women, socio economic status of the couple. On the other hand husband’s educational status, occupation of women, husband’s occupation did not have any relation with contraceptive usage.


Family planning, Contraception, Education, Occupation, Socio-economic status

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