The satisfaction of Turkish males about family planning
and determination of factors effecting the satisfaction
N. Erbil, B. Icten, E.
Ondokuz Mayis University, Ordu School of Health, Department of Nursing,
Objective This research has been made to determine the
satisfaction of Turkish males about family planning services and determination
of factors effecting their satisfaction.
Design and methods The population of
this descriptive correlational and cross-sectional research are males who
consult to Ordu State Hospital Polyclinics for some reasons. A total of 207 Turkish male
who are voluntary for taking part and determined with improbability sampling
were included in the sample of the research. Necessary official permissions were
taken from the institution before starting the research. The research was made
between 23.10.2005 and 23.01.2006. The data for the research were collected with
questionnaire. The analysis of the data was made with percentage, arithmetic
average, standard deviation, ki-square test in SPSS 11.5 statistical program on
Results The participants think that it is necessary to protect from
pregnancy especially for “a better future (60.7%)”. 76.8% of the
participants state that both male and female can use contraceptive methods. It
was determined that 80.7% of the male consulted to Family Planning Centers (FPC)
before. The most commonly used contraceptive methods and their percentages are
33.3% condom, 22.7% withdrawal and 14% intrauterine device. 92.3% of the
participants think that FPC Counseling Services are necessary. According to the
participants, the subjects to be included in family planning services are giving
information about contraceptive methods that can be easily understood by the
applicants (51.7%), counselor’s high level of knowledge (33.8%), and suitable
environment to get answers for the questions asked (30%).The most positively
effecting factors on satisfaction with family planning services are giving
enough information (24.2%), kind behaviors of the doctors (17.9%). The
percentage of being completely satisfied with family planning services is 16.4%.
The preceding factor that effects the dissatisfaction with family planning
services is giving insufficient information (9.2%). 83.1% of the participants
stated that family planning services are necessary. The expectations about the
presentation of family planning services are attaching more importance to
countryside (10.6%), correctly made consciousness and correctly given
information (6.8%), and making contraceptive education by home visits (5.3%).
When expected and observed rates were compared, statistically significant
relation was determined between the education level of males and who must use
the contraceptive method (P=.001), between the age groups and the contraceptive
method used (P=.004). When the state of consulting family planning centers and
the state of being satisfied with the services are compared statistically
significant relation was determined ( P=.000).
Conclusions At the end of the
research, the level of being satisfied with family planning services was found
low. The satisfaction of male can be increased by including the enterprises that
males can highly benefit and meet their expectation into the service plans of
health institutions, and by analyzing the issues that cause dissatisfaction
about family planning services.