ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in primary health-care workers.
This survey was conducted among health-care personnel in 20 primary healthcare centers in Izmir. A self-administered questionnaire was completed by 190 health-care personnel (doctors, nurses and midwives). Specific questions regarding knowledge of emergency contraception were asked.
In all, 22% of personnel had received specialized training in family planning. Of the respondents, 53.7% had heard of emergency contraception. General practitioners were much more well informed than other health personnel.
Primary health-care personnel play a significant role in the provision of reproductive health care for women. There is a need to educate primary health-care personnel further about emergency contraception.
The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 10/2003; 8(3):145-9. · 1.46 Impact Factor