Knowledge and attitude of the personnel of Mazandaran family health centers toward vasectomy in, 2002


Shabnam Omidvar 1 , * , Hajar Salmalian 1

1 Department of Midwifery, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

How to Cite: Omidvar S, Salmalian H. Knowledge and attitude of the personnel of Mazandaran family health centers toward vasectomy in, 2002, Hormozgan Med J. 2004 ; 8(2):e90616.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 8 (2); e90616
Published Online: May 08, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 10, 2003
Accepted: May 08, 2004


Introduction: Progress of each society depends on correct design in different
fields such as population and birth control. One of the problems in family
planning program in our country is low cooperation of men in family planning
and the low percentage of users of vasectomy method is a proof of this problem.
This research is conducted to analyze the knowledge and attitude of family health
staff who are the most important counselors of family planning.
Methods: This is an analytical and descriptive research in which 7 cities of the
province were randomly selected as clusters. In each cluster then attitude and
knowledge of all staff was collected using pre-designed questionnaires. The
results were analyzed using SPSS statistical software and Chi-square.
Results: Most of the family health staff had a moderate (67.9%) knowledge
20.8% good and 11.3% had poor knowledge toward vasectomy. Knowledge had
a significant relationship with educational level and educational field (p<0.01)
but didn’t have relationship with state of marriage, number of children,
employment position, resources of information and birth control method. 92.3%
had a positive attitude and 7.7% a neutral attitude toward vasectomy, while 83%
of the subjects agreed with this method for their family, only 2.7% used this
Conclusion: Concerning the research results, attempts should be made towards
advancement of knowledge and promotion of attitude to vasectomy. This can not,
be attained unless classes and educational programs to increase knowledge get



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