Number 3, July, 2006
YU ISSN 0365-4478
Faculty of Medicine
Zoran Djindjic Street
18000 Nis, Serbia
by Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis
of Medicine of Nis*
Public Health Institute of Nis**
Policlinic of Nis***
Objectives of family planning that are usually mentioned are unwanted
pregnancy prevention, extensive population growth reduction, health
improvement of women, children and population as a whole.
objective was to make an assessment about the state of knowledge and
characteristics of using methods for family planning
of diferente age
in the Municipality of Nis.
included 1584 women aged 15-49.
were collected by conducting the poll.
Contraception was defined as the method of family planning mostly by
interviewees older than 35 years of age, while this was the least case
with interviewees younger than the age of 20. The interviewees younger
than the age of 20 usually get information from several sources, the
older, from newspapers and media.
up to 35 years of age think that condom is the most efficient method of
contraception. The interviewees aged 36-49 think that the most efficient
method of contraception is the intra-uterus spiral.
of the interviewees (88.8%) estimate their knowledge about contraception
as satisfactory. 81.9% of interviewees, having sexual relations protect
themselves from unwanted pregnancy permanently or occasionally.
means of contraception are used by 72% of interviewees younger than the
age of 20. Interviewees of all age categories mostly make the decision
on their own about the contraception use. 35% of interviewees estimate
their method of contraception as completely safe.
greatest number of interviewees with intentionally interrupted
pregnancies came from the age group 36-49 (53.8%).
Women’s knowledge about family planning and the use of methods of
contraception is unsatisfactory.
contraception, family planning, age