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Provision of Postnatal Contraception Survey in a District Hospital in the United Kingdom

Ankita Pandey, Shweta Joshi

Keywords : Contraception, Fertility, Perinatal outcome

Citation Information : Pandey A, Joshi S. Provision of Postnatal Contraception Survey in a District Hospital in the United Kingdom. J Obstet Gynaecol 2024; 2 (1):16-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jogyp-11012-0023

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-05-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


In the UK, approximately 1 out of every 13 women seek abortion services within the year following childbirth. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least 2 years’ inter-pregnancy interval. Guidance from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare suggests discussing all kinds of contraception in the antenatal period to support informed decision-making. An anonymous, voluntary cross-sectional survey of women in the postnatal ward was conducted with the help of a questionnaire over a period of 6 weeks. The questionnaire mainly focused on past contraception usage, knowledge and awareness regarding contraception and safe inter-pregnancy interval, and their future intentions. The results depicted a lack of key information among women to enable them to decide regarding their use and choice of contraceptive method. Almost 37% of women surveyed preferred contraception provision on the postnatal ward before discharge.

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