The views on the withdrawal method of the couples
ESC Congress Library. Türk R. 05/28/14; 50504; A-089
Dr. Rukiye Türk
Dr. Rukiye Türk
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Background: The withdrawal method is one of the most common traditional family planning methods.


Objectives: It is a qualitative definitive study which is carried out with utilization of deeply interview method for the purpose of determination of the couples’ views on the withdrawal method.


Methods: The sampling of the research has been consisted of 25 couples (50 persons) aged 15-49 using the withdrawal method. Semi-structured questionnaire form has been used for collection of data. The interviews have been recorded on tape after getting consent from the couples and some notes have been taken by the researcher when necessary. The content analysis, number and percentage have been used in assessment of the data of the research.


Results: It has been determined in the study that 48,0% of the women were 30 years old and below, 36% of them finished primary school, meanwhile 52% of the men were between 31-40 years old and finished high school. The findings derived from the views of couples concerning the withdrawal method have been collected under 8 main themes. The couples have expressed that the withdrawal method was the healthiest method and appropriate in terms of religion. They stated that this method causes sexual reluctance, dissatisfaction and reduction of sexual intercourse frequency. The couples have expressed that the withdrawal method protects against pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In addition to these, while the men says that the withdrawal method causes knee, waist aches for them and they are afraid of making their wives pregnant when being protected with this method, and the women stated that their husbands suffer knee, leg, waist aches after ejaculation and being very nervous after ejaculation.


Conclusion: The withdrawal method is still one of the methods most commonly used by couples although it is a traditional method with a low protectiveness. In this respect, it is being thought that it is important to determine the attitudes of the couples regarding this method by identifying the social, cultural factors affecting the usage of withdrawal method.


Key words: withdrawal method, family planning, couples, Turkey



Background: The withdrawal method is one of the most common traditional family planning methods.


Objectives: It is a qualitative definitive study which is carried out with utilization of deeply interview method for the purpose of determination of the couples’ views on the withdrawal method.


Methods: The sampling of the research has been consisted of 25 couples (50 persons) aged 15-49 using the withdrawal method. Semi-structured questionnaire form has been used for collection of data. The interviews have been recorded on tape after getting consent from the couples and some notes have been taken by the researcher when necessary. The content analysis, number and percentage have been used in assessment of the data of the research.


Results: It has been determined in the study that 48,0% of the women were 30 years old and below, 36% of them finished primary school, meanwhile 52% of the men were between 31-40 years old and finished high school. The findings derived from the views of couples concerning the withdrawal method have been collected under 8 main themes. The couples have expressed that the withdrawal method was the healthiest method and appropriate in terms of religion. They stated that this method causes sexual reluctance, dissatisfaction and reduction of sexual intercourse frequency. The couples have expressed that the withdrawal method protects against pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In addition to these, while the men says that the withdrawal method causes knee, waist aches for them and they are afraid of making their wives pregnant when being protected with this method, and the women stated that their husbands suffer knee, leg, waist aches after ejaculation and being very nervous after ejaculation.


Conclusion: The withdrawal method is still one of the methods most commonly used by couples although it is a traditional method with a low protectiveness. In this respect, it is being thought that it is important to determine the attitudes of the couples regarding this method by identifying the social, cultural factors affecting the usage of withdrawal method.


Key words: withdrawal method, family planning, couples, Turkey

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