Indonesian primary care physician perception towards contraception usage: a review

Budi I. Santoso, Raymond Surya, Surahman Hakim


Background: Indonesian Health Profile (IHF) showed that Indonesian population reached 255.46 million people in 2015. A way to control population growth is through family planning (FP). This study aims to evaluate knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of general practitioner in Indonesia regarding to contraception and postpartum contraception.

Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study to all internship doctors in Indonesia was held between July and August 2016. There were 8, 10, 9, 6 questions focusing on characteristics demographic, knowledge, attitude, and practice towards contraception including postpartum contraception, respectively. The inclusion criteria were all general practitioners who were doing the internship in Indonesia during this study. The exclusion criteria were general practitioners who postponed the internship due to any reasons. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis using SPSS 23.0 for Windows.

Results: Most of them (56.4%) had good knowledge, 97.4% respondents pointed out positive attitude, and 72.3% of them showed positive practice towards contraception. Meanwhile, the experience of inserting IUD, implant, and performing contraceptive injection was only 58.5%, 43.6%, and 79.0%; contributively.

Conclusions: Supervision training starting from contraceptive counselling to procedure of insertion on long acting and permanent methods (LAPM) should be conducted to allow quality contraceptive service in Indonesia.


Attitude, Contraception, Knowledge, Practice

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