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Johns Hopkins Med J. 1976 Dec;139 SUPPL:31-7.

The effectiveness of family planning education on acceptance of contraception by postpartum mothers.


A prospective controlled study on the maternity service of the American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, tested the effect of family planning education during the postpartum lying-in period on recruiting contraceptive acceptors. The study further determined how women with different socio-demographic backgrounds, life styles, and levels of readiness for the practice of family planning responded to the educational program. The results revealed that a postpartum educational effort could almost double family planning acceptance among women who returned to the postpartum clinic within the first 9 weeks after delivery and that the educational impact was evident irrespective of the respondents' socio-demographic characteristics, life styles, and levels of readiness for family planning.

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