|Title:||Barriers affecting utilization of family planning services among rural Egyptian women|
|Abstract:||Access to family planning [FP], quality of care and exploring barriers to utilization of services are key factors in the adoption and continuation of contraception in Egypt. We conducted this study to explore the barriers affecting utilization of FP as well as the characteristics of women who discontinue using FP and nonusers of the FP services. A descriptive cross-sectional research design was used. A multistage random selection of 8 family health centres in Menufia Governorate, Egypt was done. We selected a purposive sample of 500 married, rural women of reproductive age who fulfilled the required criteria [109 non-users, 391 discontinued]. Cognitive barriers were cited by more than 55% of the participants in both groups and cultural barriers by 40% of both groups. Barriers related to the method were cited by 35.8% of the women who had discontinued, and demographic barriers by 39.4% of the non-users|
|Description:||400 - 408|
|Subject:||Family Planning Services|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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