Title

The use and non-use of contraceptives among couples in Silang, Cavite

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Contraceptives, Birth Control, Family Planning

Abstract

The study used a descriptive method in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of the results of the study. A total of 483 husbands or wives were the respondents of the study and were chosen using quota sampling method. It utilized a validated self-made questionnaire. Data gathering procedure was done in a house to house basis with the help of the barangay officials. It was completed within one (1) week and ethical considerations were observed throughout the procedure. The statistical treatments used were frequency, percentage and Chi-square. Results showed that 1) majority of the respondents are 31-40 years old have been living together for one (1) to five (5) years, has one (1) to two (2) children, the wives and husbands are both Catholics and have a monthly family income of less than 10,000 pesos; 2) there are more respondents who do not use contraceptives; 3) inspiration-based decision making and subconscious belief-based decision making were the most commonly used modes of decision making for the use of contraceptives of the respondents. The items "we are not ready to have another child", "the use of contraceptives is acceptable to my partner" and "it regulated the menstrual cycle" are the most identified factors. Inspiration-based decision making and intuition-based decision making was the most used modes of decision making for the non-use of contraceptives of the respondents. Factors like "we are worried about its side effects" and "I have a responsible partner" are mostly identified by the respondents; 4) there are no significant differences in the use and non-use of contraceptives of the respondents when the respondents are grouped according to age, length of living together, number of children, religious affiliation and monthly family income.

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