World Health & Population

World Health & Population August 2003 .doi:10.12927/whp.2013.17626

Do Women Know About What to Do With Skipped Pills: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

M. Asaduzzaman Khan


The present study examines knowledge about correct actions with skipped oral contraceptive pills in rural Bangladesh. Although the majority of the pill users knew about what to do with one skipped pill, about one in ten had the correct knowledge about actions with two or three skipped pills. Logistic regression analysis identified predictors of correct knowledge about actions with the skipped pills. The present study underscores the need for providing women with more comprehensive, reliable, and updated information about how to take pills correctly.

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