Counselling on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Family Planning & Ideal Pregnancy Spacing to Increase Family Planning Awareness in Mrisi Hamlet, Tirtonirmolo Village in Kasihan Bantul
Alma Ata – Government Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia Number 87 of 2014 concerning Population Development and Family Development, Family Planning and Family Information System Article 1 Number 8 states that Family Planning is an effort to regulate the birth of children, the distance and ideal age of childbirth, regulate pregnancy, through promotion, protection, and assistance in accordance with reproductive rights to create a quality family. Meanwhile, the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 36 of 2009 concerning Health states that health services in family planning are intended to regulate pregnancy for couples of childbearing age to form a healthy and intelligent future generation.
Women of childbearing age are women’s productive age between 15-49 year old and women at this age generally still have the potential to pregnant (Novitasary. Mayulu, & Kawengian, 2013) The family planning (KB) programme is an effort to regulate childbirth, distance and ideal age of childbirth, regulate pregnancy through promotion, protection, and assistance in accordance with reproductive rights to create a quality family. One of the efforts to regulate pregnancy is the use of contraceptives. Contraception is a drug/tool to prevent pregnancy (Sari, 2015).
High knowledge and awareness of contraceptive use among women can increase contraceptive use (Gosavi et al., 2016). Inadequate knowledge about contraception is associated with misperceptions about the risks and side effects of contraceptive use and discontinuation (Frost, Lindberg and Finer, 2016). Inadequate husband support is also associated with contraceptive use where lack of husband support is a predictor of the wife not using contraception (Letamo and Navaneetham, 2015). Husbands who do not provide social support and prohibit contraceptive use are usually caused by ignorance or lack of knowledge of the husband (Muniroh, Luthviatin and Istiaji, 2014). The better the husband’s knowledge about contraception, the better his participation in family planning (Harisva, Mugiati and Risneni, 2014).
Students of D3 Midwifery Study Program at Alma Ata University carried out Community Midwifery Field Work Practices in Tirtonirmolo Village, precisely in Mrisi Hamlet, and held counseling on STDs, family planning, and Ideal Pregnancy Distance aimed at 30 targets called for PUS WUS, especially for mothers who have not had family planning.
This counseling was held on 03 July 2023 at 15.00 WIB at Pak Samsu Hall. This activity was attended by the programme supervisor, Mrs Baiq Rina Wulandari, S.ST., M.Keb.