Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Sana'a University Students' Towards Family Planning

Abdullah Abdulaziz Muharram1*, Bothaina Ahmed Attal1, Ali Mohamed Assabri1, Jamila Saleh Al-Ra'abei2.

1Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Sana’a University.

2Ministry of Public Health and Population, Population Sector, Women Affairs Department

Introduction:

Family planning (FP) is known to be one of the most effective preventive interventions to improve women’s health and reduce maternal mortality, through reducing exposure to the morbidity and mortality risks due to pregnancy and delivery. This is pronounced especially in preventing unwanted pregnancies that do not allow enough spacing among births or suitable timing of conception1. Family planning has two main objectives; firstly, to have only the desired number of children and.

secondly, pro-per spacing of pregnancies 2. The growing use of contraception around the world has given couples the ability to choose the number and spacing of their children and has tremendous lifesaving benefits. Yet despite the impressive gains, contraceptive use is still low and the need for contraception is high in some of the world’s poorest and most populous places3. Increasing the availability of family planning methods, and the use rate is a key strategy to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion rates4. Studies have shown that

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