Utilization of Contraception among Myanmar Migrant Women in Phang-Nga Province, Thailand

Authors

  • Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ratana Somrongthong College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Keywords:

contraception, Myanmar migrant, married women, Phang-Nga Province, usage of contraception

Abstract

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.

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Published

2018-11-19

How to Cite

Soe, H. H. K., & Somrongthong, R. (2018). Utilization of Contraception among Myanmar Migrant Women in Phang-Nga Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research, 22(Suppl.), 5–8. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jhealthres/article/view/156075

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE