Volume 16, Issue 77 (11-2008)                   Daneshvar Medicine 2008, 16(77): 15-22 | Back to browse issues page

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davati A, jafari F. View Point of Students about Population and Family Planning Course in Tehran Universities. Daneshvar Medicine. 2008; 16 (77) :15-22
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-101-en.html
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  Introduction: Iran is one of the populous countries of the world. As united nation estimated Iran is the 18th population country the world. In Iran total fertility rate was increased from 5.9 children during years 54 to 56 to 6.3 children in years 63 to 68. After establishing different activities toward birth control and family planning from 1368 and other effective factors fertility rate showed a decreasing pattern and reached almost 2 children. Among all these effective factors we could mention family planning, though Ministries of Health and Science and researches are responsible to create a course named knowing different population and family planning. The aim of this study was analyzing student’s idea toward this new course, so we could use its results in training programs.

  Materials & Methods: This project was a Cross-Sectional study that was done in Shahed, Tehran, Shahid Beheshti and Islamic Azad universities. The include criteria was passing this course and 1000 students from universities participated in the study, and their opinion which was gathered by questionnaire obviously revealed that all believed in taking this course. Data were analyzed by SPSS software .

  Results: The mean age was 23.32±2.45. About 64.4% of the students were female and the rest were male. The course of family planning has been presenting in 70% for students and more than 50% were satisfied. From the students, 85.3% believed in presenting that particular course. From students point of view the best time for presenting this course was the last year of study. Significant relationship (p<0.05) were found between sex, time and need of presenting of this course .

  Conclusion: Universities have been accepted as places to train family planning courses and based on this study students agreed with that. Now day’s problems toward presenting this course have been solved. Although it seems some obligated subjects are not explained in this book so it will be more useful if they could postponed this course to the last year. Science there is no similar studies in this area. We hope this study would be as a guide for authors and present as a hypothesis for other studies .

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