Knowledge, Attitude, and Behaviour of Midwives towards Emergency Contraception

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Abstract

To investigate the level of knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of midwives to emergency contraception in Indonesia. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design. Subjects were midwives who worked in the District Cipondoh Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia until the number of subjects is met at least 100 people. The data were collected by using written questionnaires made by researchers based on previous studies with similar themes. The data obtained will be reported descriptively for categorical variables. The analysis results are presented in the form of sum (n) and percentage (%) (proportion). Results: Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 83% of the midwives had a good knowledge of the condition. Good midwife attitude toward EC in public health care and private practices were 84.62% and 85.06%, respectively. Accordingly, the good behaviour shown by midwives in public health care and private practice is 100% and 94.25%. However, from the question qualitatively the level of knowledge, attitude and behaviour of midwives is still classified as less. Conclusion: The level of knowledge, attitude and behaviour of midwives towards emergency contraception is said to be lacking. Training on EC on midwives is still needed for practical use in the community. Keywords: emergency contraception, midwife, unwanted pregnancy, uterine contraception
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndonesian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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