Profile of beneficiaries of permanent sterilization from urban slum of Guwahati city of Assam
Jutika Ojah, M. K. Baruah, A. C. Baishya
Objectives: To assess the profile of beneficiaries adopting female sterilization from Urban slum areas of Guwahati city at Marwary Maternity Hospital for a period of 10 years. Methodology: Retrospective analysis of 1981 women undergoing sterilization was done according to age, parity, education, income etc. from 2002 to 2012. Results: Out of 1981 women adopting sterilization, 1091 (55.1%) adopted sterilization between 25-29 years of age and mean age was 28 years. 1016 (51.3%) women adopted sterilization with parity 2 and 114 (11.2%) undergone sterilization with 2 girl child. 706 (35.6%) illiterate women adopted sterilization from the slum. 980 (49.5%) women were from income group of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 per capita per month. Conclusion: It has been observed from present analysis that low literacy and poor economic condition is not a hinderance in adopting Family Planning methods. The access of information and quality service availability to the slum dwellers motivates the uses.