Keywords : Perceived barrier
A STUDY TO COMPARE THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEIVED BARRIERS RELATED TO INTRAUTERINE DEVICES (IUDs) USAGE AMONG WOMEN AGED 20-40 YEARS RESIDING AT SELECTED URBAN AND RURAL AREAS OF MANGALORE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2270-2282
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Population in India was not growing rapidly till the early twenties of the last century. It was nearly static, with a relatively safe and acceptable rate of annual growth, since both birth and death rates were relatively high .With advances in technology and expansion of health services death rate started declining in the following decades. Meanwhile the birth rate continued to persist at the same level .This caused a severe demographic gap between the birth and death rate, and resulted in growth of population at an alarming rate. OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge and perceived barrier regarding IUCD. METHOD AND MATERIAL: A quantitative research approach with non experimental comparative descriptive study was adopted in this study. The non-probabality, purposive sampling technique was used to select the subject for the study. Data collected from 100 subjects were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.