The reproductive and Child Health Program in India promotes responsible and planned parenthood through the Governments Family welfare program with voluntary use and free choice of contraceptive methods to achieve the long term goal of population stabilisation by 2045. However, the rate of use of contraceptive is still less in India due to fear of side effect, planning of pregnancy, inability to take decision of family planning by self. The researcher therefore conducted the study title i.e. “A study to assess the use of temporary contraceptive methods and problems associated among the married women from selected areas of Pune city. Quantitative approach and Non-experimental Descriptive Survey method was adopted for the study.200 women within the age group of 18-49 yrs., who are currently using Temporary contraceptive methods from Padmavati, Taljai, Upper Indira Nagar and Supper Indiranagar were selected using Non probability convenient sampling technique. Data were collected using a Self-structured Questionnaire and are analysed using Frequency, Percentage and Fisher Exact test.
Result: Majority 44% of the sample were using the Male Condoms followed by 18% of the IUCD users, 14% of Mala D, 13% use Calendar method, 4.5% use Mala N, 3.5% use Injectable, 2.5% use Withdrawal method and 0.5% use Emergency pills. There were no users of methods like Cervical caps, Sponges, Diaphragm, Female condom, Progesterone only Pills and Cervical Mucus method were found. 19.5% of the sample previously use other method of Temporary contraceptive method and changed to the current method due to facing of problems.67% of the sample faced problems with the use of current Temporary contraceptive method. Major problems face by the Male condom users are Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Itching, Rashes. Oral pills users complaints of Nausea, Intermenstrual spotting, Dizziness, Weight gain, Headache, Decrease libido as major complaints. Dizziness is the major complaint of Injectable users. Pain in abdomen, Hip and back, heavy menstrual bleeding, Weight loss etc. are major complaints of IUCDs users. Natural method user’s complaints of Difficulty to practice and unplanned pregnancy as major complaints. Demographic variables Income, Religion, Decision related to family planning and Number of children were found to have association with the use Temporary contraceptive method.
Conclusion: The study findings shows that Male Condom is the most preferred method of Temporary contraceptive method and each method is associated with one or the other problem.