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Year : 1985  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-33
Profile Of Sterilized Couples In A Rural Community Of Delhi



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The present study deals with the profile of 189 sterilized couples out of 865 ever women in the age group of 15 years and above who were interviewed for their fertility pattern in two villages of Mehrauli block in Delhi during 1982-83. Of the total sterilized couples 75% were tubectomies and 25% were vasectomies, showing that in rural area of Delhi tubectomie are preferred over vasectomies. Almost 50% of the eligible couples in 35-44 years were sterilized. The average age of women at tubectomies was 31.23 years and for vasectomies 32.12 years. About one third of the couples had 4 living children and 25% had 6 and more living children. The average number of living children at the time of sterilization was 4.65. A large number of couples got sterilized with more number of male children. Opposition by the male partner and the mother –in-law was high. Post-operative were not significant.


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