International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part D (2016)
A KAP study on family planning among the plain tribes women in rural context of Assam
Dr. Monoj Gogoi
The present paper deals with the study of knowledge and attitude of the tribal women in context of rural Assam. The paper is based on the field study carried out in between 2010 and 2012 among 12 villages of Goalpara district of Assam, which were predominantly inhabited by the tribal population. In this study, two plain tribes of Assam, Boro Kachari and the Rabha were selected as the representative of the tribal groups. The data were collected from 300 ever married women, whose age ranges from 15 years to 49 years. This study will also assess and examine the level of practice of family planning among the study population. An attempt will be made to find out the gap that exist between the knowledge and practices of family planning and to find out the causes of these differences. The findings of the study revealed that 95 percent of the respondents have knowledge about one or the other methods of family planning, and mostly that of modern methods than the traditional one. More than ninety percent of the women have exhibited positive attitude towards family planning which have contributed much in building up the family planning behaviour of the women of the studied population. The study has found a wide gap of 31 percent between the knowledge of family planning and the actual level of practices of family planning. It is noticed in the study that the women preferred temporary spacing methods, like oral pill, condoms, IUDs etc. more than the permanent methods. The percentage of the women and men who have undergone sterilization is not encouraging. The study also tries to examine the different causes of adoption and non-adoption of family planning in context of socio-cultural background of the population group.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Monoj Gogoi. A KAP study on family planning among the plain tribes women in rural context of Assam. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(7): 258-263.