POSTPARTUM FAMILY PLANNING COUNSELLING AND RESULTS
Aim: We aimed to evaluate methods of family planning chosen after delivery.
Methods: Methods of contraception chosen after delivery were investigated in Haydarpaşa Numune Education and Research Hospital. Rates of using contraception for women who received and did not receive counselling were compared.
Results: 693 deliveries took place from March 1st 2002 to February 28th 2003. 70% were normal deliveries and 30% were cesarean sections. 86% of the cases received family planning counselling whereas 14% did not. 95.1% of those whom received family planning counselling chose a method of contraception. The total rate of choosing contraceptive methods was 81.8 %. IUD’s were the most popular method with a rate of 34.4 %. DMPA (30.4%), condoms (22%) tubal ligation (4.2%), monthly injections (3%) and Implanon (3%) followed IUD’s.
Conclusion: The effort displayed for family planning counselling resulted in high rates of use for postpartum modern contraceptive methods.