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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141


MOURA LOPES, E. et al. Conocimiento de enfermería acerca de los métodos anticonceptivos en el contexto del programa de salud de la familia. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2010, n.20. ISSN 1695-6141.

Contraception has gained room for debate in the last 40 years. The nurse as a professional that has active participation in this process to help. In practice, some people are opting to look for contraception and service in public health care. The objective was to evaluate the nurse's knowledge of contraceptive methods in the context of the Family Health Program (FHP) regarding contraceptive methods. Descriptive study with a quantitative focus, carried out between July and November 2007. The participants of the study were 71 nurses. Most of nurses, 59 (83.1%), were females and 22 (31%) worked there for about 4 to 6 years. Nurses showed a higher knowledge regarding natural contraceptive methods and the topics with the highest percentage of errors were barrier methods. It was found that the nurses' knowledge was not enough regarding contraceptive methods and therefore they need more training and updating for these professionals.

Keywords : Knowledge; Nursing; Contraception.

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