The related factors with lactating mothers' desires for choosing contraceptive method

Mahnaz Noroozi, Maryam Farmahini Farahani, Heidar Ali Abedi, Nasrollah Bashardoost


Introduction: One of the important factors in contraceptive choice is personal desires. There are various factors affecting mothers' desire in choosing contraceptive method in postpartum period. The aim of this research was to determine lactating mothers' desires in choosing contraceptive methods and the related factors.

Methods: This study was a descriptive analytical cross-sectional research. The samples for this study were 384 lactating mothers referred to family planning services for the first time after delivery in Isfahan health centers. The sampling method was convenience and the data were collected with a questionnaire by interview. Descriptive and analytical statistical methods were used in order to analyze the data in SPSS and EPI-info soft wares.

Results: The findings indicated that the most common desired contraceptive method in lactating mothers was coitus interrupt (27.4%). Also, the following variables had significant relation with their desire: husband' attitude, number of parity and alive children, age of the latest child, knowledge on contraceptive methods and marital duration (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Desires of lactating mothers should be investigated in family planning consultation and the mothers should be convinced to avoid using contraceptive methods with high failure rate (such as coitus interrupt).


Postpartum contraceptive choice, Lactating mother, Desires in contraceptive choice.


  • There are currently no refbacks.