Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 4 Issue: 2

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice about Emergency Contraception among Women in Shahriar, Tehran, Iran

Akram Fadaei1, Ladan Haghighi2 and Marzieh Nojomi3*
1Master of Family Medicine, Health affairs of Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Professor of Community Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Corresponding author : Marzieh Nojomi
Department of Community Medicine,School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Crossroads of Hemmat and Chamran Expressways 15875-6171, Tehran, Iran
Tel : +98 21 88602225; Fax : +98 21 88602217
Email: [email protected]
Received: July 11, 2014 Accepted: March 03, 2015 Published: March 07, 2015
Citation: Fadaei A, Haghighi L, Nojomi M (2015) Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice about Emergency Contraception among Women in Shahriar, Tehran, Iran. J Womens Health, Issues Care 4:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000182

Abstract

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice about Emergency Contraception among Women in Shahriar, Tehran, Iran

The objective of current study is to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of women who attended to health care services regarding methods of emergency contraceptive (EC) in Shahriar, Tehran, Iran. Using a cross-sectional design over a period of three months in 2013, data was collected. We used a convenience method of sampling and married women of aged 15-49 years old who attended to health care services in Shahriar were enrolled. A self-administered and reliable (Cronbach’s alpha=0.87) questionnaire with likert rating scale was used to collect data.

Keywords: Emergency contraception; Knowledge; Behavior; Women; Health services

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