Knowledge, Attitude, Vasectomy, Tubal Ligation, Contraceptive Method, Family Planning


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Vasectomy and tubal ligation are reliable, safe, effective and permanent methods of birth control. The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding vasectomy and tubal ligation among the general Lebanese population. Descriptive crosssectional survey approach was adopted for the present study. Stratified sampling was used according to the percentage of the Lebanese population living in each governorate, in the months of September 2017 to March 2018. A self-constructed survey including 35 closeended questions was set up. SPSS version 23.0 was used to analyze the data. Four hundred seventy married people with at least one child were included in this study. The mean knowledge score (/10) for tubal ligation in females (2.76±1.75) was better than that of males (2.12±1.71). For vasectomy, the mean knowledge score (/10) was almost equal in both males (2.86±1.95) and females (2.79±2.16). 3.0% of males considered doing vasectomy and 17.3% of females considered doing tubal ligation. Among males who rejected vasectomy (97%), preference of other methods (30%) and religious reasons (28%) were the main causes of rejection. While for females who rejected tubal ligation (82.4%), 41% preferred using other contraceptive methods. Notable lack of knowledge and interest concerning both vasectomy and tubal ligation was found among the general Lebanese population.



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