Utilization of Contraception among Myanmar Migrant Women in Phang-Nga Province, Thailand
Keywords:contraception, Myanmar migrant, married women, Phang-Nga Province, usage of contraception
Since last few years ago, people from Myanmar migrate into neighboring countries especially to Thailand. Although Burmese migration population was increasing in Phang-Nga province since 2000, there was no baseline data on contraceptive used by Myanmar migrant. This study was to determine the prevalence of contraceptive usage among Myanmar migrant married women of reproductive age in Takuapa District and Kuraburi District, Phang-Nga Province. The data from this study was collected by face to face interview using structured questionnaire in February, 2008. The sample size was 297 Myanmar migrant married women of reproductive age. The contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) among Myanmar migrant women surveyed was 80.1%. Among the currently used methods, injectables and oral pill account for large proportion. Concerning the need of the respondents towards family planning and contraception, provision of low cost contraceptive, more information on family planning and family planning clinics were needed.