Knowledge and Attitude of Contraception Among Nursing And Midwifery Students

Afshan Shahid, Syeda Rabia, Fouzia Parveen

  • Afshan Shahid Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Dow International Medical College, CHK Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi



To assess the knowledge and attitude of contraception among nursing and midwifery students of a tertiary care hospital.

Study design

Cross sectional study.

Place & Duration of study

Dow Institute of Nursing (ION) Dow International Medical College, from August 2017 to September2017.


A questionnaire based  survey was conducted at a nursing institute. Informed consent was taken form the student before administering the questionnaire. Each student was given fifteen minutes to fill out the form. Descriptive statistics were used to present the data.


A total of 216 nursing students were given questionnaire. The response rate was 92% (200/216). Participants had reasonably good knowledge about the various methods oral contraceptives (62%), injectable progeterones (63%), implants (83%), intra uterine contraceptive device (37%), tubal ligation (48%) and vasectomy (78%), but still the attitude towards reliable contraceptives was not positive as natural methods. Condoms was the most agreed upon method followed by the permanent methods.


There were gaps in the knowledge among nursing students about various contraceptive method.

Key words

Knowledge, Nursing Students, Contraception.