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Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college

Monika Jindal, Monika Sharma, Shifali Anand, Santosh Minhas.

Abstract
Background: India has traversed a long and arduous path since launching the first ever Family Planning Programme in the world in 1952. The program has further evolved from a targeted approach to a target free approach. Initially main thrust of program was on sterilization, but now the stress is to bring about awareness of contraception and make informed choices. Emergency contraception (EC) has been included in armamentarium. This study was conducted among the nursing staff working in a Private Medical College.

Aim and Objective: The main objective of the study was to check the correct knowledge of EC among service providers (Nursing staff).

Materials and Methods: Questionnaire based, cross-sectional, prospective study carried out and analyzed by descriptive stats and Chi-square test.

Results: All (100%) of the study subjects were aware of the existence of EC, though the knowledge was inaccurate and incomplete. Knowledge among males was poor (83.3%), 10 of total 12 had score of <8/11. Good knowledge was observed in only 11.2% of subjects. Only 6 (4.2%) out of 142 subjects were aware of Cu-T as a method of EC.

Conclusion: Knowledge about EC was poor even among service providers, they had many misconceptions regarding timing of its intake, side effects, and it's over the counter availability. More awareness programs and training of the trainers programs can clear their misconceptions and can encourage them to use and promote EC to their clients.

Key words: Awareness; Knowledge; Emergency Contraception; Program; Nursing Staff; Over the Counter


 
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Jindal M, Sharma M, Anand S, Minhas S. Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(9): 771-776. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020


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Jindal M, Sharma M, Anand S, Minhas S. Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college. http://www.njppp.com/?mno=110683 [Access: October 01, 2020]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020


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Jindal M, Sharma M, Anand S, Minhas S. Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(9): 771-776. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020



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Jindal M, Sharma M, Anand S, Minhas S. Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2020), [cited October 01, 2020]; 10(9): 771-776. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020



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Jindal, M., Sharma, . M., Anand, . S. & Minhas, . S. (2020) Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 10 (9), 771-776. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020



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Jindal, Monika, Monika Sharma, Shifali Anand, and Santosh Minhas. 2020. Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (9), 771-776. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020



Chicago Style

Jindal, Monika, Monika Sharma, Shifali Anand, and Santosh Minhas. "Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10 (2020), 771-776. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jindal, Monika, Monika Sharma, Shifali Anand, and Santosh Minhas. "Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10.9 (2020), 771-776. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jindal, M., Sharma, . M., Anand, . S. & Minhas, . S. (2020) Emergency contraception: Knowledge among service providers (nursing staff) in a private medical college. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (9), 771-776. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.0514020202062020