Poster Presentation

Friday, July 13, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Friday, July 13, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation III
Associated factors and influences of contraception satisfaction among married couples in Taiwan
Shih-Ching Chao, BS, Medical Center, National Denfense University, Taipei, Taiwan, Tsorng-Yeh Lee, PhD, Department of Nursing, TriService General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, and Jen-Jiuan Liaw, School of Nursing, National Defense Medical Center, Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan.
Learning Objective #1: understand differences in contraception satisfaction between wives and husbands to offer individualized nursing educational service.
Learning Objective #2: evaluate the associated factors that influence the couples' satisfaction and provide cultural family planning

Background: According to 2002 Taiwan Department of Health statistical reports, gross birth rates in Taiwan decreased from 0.04997 in 1951 to 0.0096 in 2002, an outstanding accomplishment within a 50-year period. Taiwan has since been touted for its successful birth control. Studies detailing such success, however, often overlook associated responsibilities, risks, and birth control quality of women who practice contraception. The mentality of these women regarding contraception figures significantly and decisively in light of recent government birth encouragement measures established to address the growing geriatric population. Against this backdrop, we comparatively evaluated the associated factors and influences of contraception satisfaction among married women and their husbands separately, to evaluate their differences and substantiate the male role in familial contraception. Methods: This study utilized a cross-sectional study design with purposive sampling. Pre-designed surveys were given to obstetrics-gynecology outpatient department during July 2005 to December 2005. One hundred and thirty-six individual married couples filled out survey forms separately.
Results: Results of married couples suggest a significant disparity in contraception satisfaction between wives and husbands, with wives scoring higher than their husbands on average, while differing in two subscales: contraception services and contraceptive knowledge sources. The results of multiple-regression analysis indicated that associated factors of husbands include academic background, income source, abortion experience, and current number of children; associated factors for wives were total hours of contraception education
Conclusion: The role of husbands as an influential factor in familial contraception has been acknowledged in previous studies, yet a paucity of data surmounts the different mentalities of husbands and wives in contraception satisfaction.  This study utilized multiple regression analysis to evaluate associated factors and influences of contraception satisfaction in husbands, in efforts to place importance on and to reference the perception and attitude of male in familial contraception for quality prospective social/family services.