Reproductive health practice of married women in the rural community

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47648/zhswmcj.2020.v0201.02

Shila Rani Das1 , Monowar Ahmad Tarafdar2 , Md. Saizuddin3 , Nadia Begum4 , Sultana Begum5 , Mehruba Afreen6

Abstract

This cross sectional study of fifteen days’ duration was conducted among Married women attending in OPD at Dhamrai Dhaka to know Reproductive Health Practice of Married Women in the Rural Community with a sample size of 100 following purposive sampling technique using pretested semi-structured questionnaire by face to face interview method after taking informed consent. Data were analyzed manually and by using computer. Only 39% respondents were found within age group 20-30 years and 33% completed primary education. Majority the of respondents (79%) were married. This study also found that 39% were housewives and majority (56%) had poor monthly income (TK <10,000). Majority (78%) of respondent’s duration of married life less than or equal to 15 years. This study also revealed that (72%) respondents were found having their first issue less than or equal to 25 years of age. About 40% respondents were found having two children. About 47%, 52% & 25% respondents received advices on healthy diet, personal hygiene and cautions about drug uses respectively during antenatal period. Majority (84%) of respondents were done USG on their routine antenatal care investigation. About 65% respondents delivered their last issue at hospital among them 55% respondents last delivery conducted by qualified doctors. Majority (85%) respondent received TT immunization and 71% respondents were not faced any complication in last delivery and 53% respondents were suffering from problems related to reproductive system and among them abortion (35%), PPH (30%) and perineal tear (20%). Reproductive health practice was still worse among the rural community Effective strategies must be taken to improve reproductive health status of the rural women.

Keywords: Reproductive Health, Antenatal care, Morbidity pattern, Practice


  1. Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka

    [email protected]

  2. Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka

  3. Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka

  4. Associate Professor (C.C), Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka

  5. Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka

  6. Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka


Volume 2, Number 1, January 2020
Page: 7-11