Title

Cultural differences in the use of artificial family planning methods among mothers from different ethno-linguistic groups

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Contraceptives, Birth Control, Family Planning

Abstract

This study utilized the descriptive non-experimental type of research and focused on the use of barrier and hormonal method and other types of artificial contraception except for sterilization. The respondents included were limited to 80 mothers of reproductive age, aged 15-49 years, from the selected barangays in Imus, Cavite. The sampling method used was snowball non-probability method and a self-made questionnaire was used as research instrument. Data was analyzed using percentage, frequency distribution, t-test, mean and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The cultural practices in the use of artificial planning method among different ethno-linguistic group indicated the following: in terms of utilization of Community Health Center as a primary service provider for family planning, it is observed that Ilocano mothers practiced it the most while the Pangasinense practiced it the least; in terms of considering the consent of the partner in the use of artificial family planning, the Ilocano mothers and the Cebuano mothers practiced it the most, while the Pangasinense practice it the least; in respect to professional consultation in the presence of medical problems related to use artificial family planning, the Bicolano and Kapampangan have equally complied with it, while the Hiligaynon got the least score; in terms of the influence of social media, the Pangasinense strongly agreed in making use of leaflets, newspapers, radio and television to get health information about artificial family planning methods, while the Bicolanos and Warays practiced it the least; in the practice of seeking religious counseling prior to the use of artificial family planning, the Waray mothers gained the highest, while the Kapampangan and Ilocano mothers practiced it the least; in terms of the influence of family and friends, it is observed that Kapampangan mothers showed the highest utilization of family and friends in acquiring information regarding artificial family planning, and the Pangasinense showed the least; in terms of exercising sexual rights with responsibility and commitment through artificial family planning, the entire ethno-linguistic group agreed that they were able to practice their sexual rights with responsibility and commitment; in terms of utilization of artificial family planning method for the purpose of limiting family size, it is known that both Hiligaynon and Kapampangan mother were the most that practiced, while the Pangasinense mothers practiced it the least; in the use of artificial planning for birth spacing it was revealed that Bicolano mothers strongly agreed that birth spacing can be facilitated, while Pangasinense mothers practiced it the least; in view of family planning as a mean to enhance economic role of women in the family, the Hiligaynons or Ilonggos, the Kapampangans and the Warays strongly agreed in using artificial family planning to seek work opportunity outside the home to increase monetary budget.

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