Soemartono Soemartono, Dwi Listyawardani


The role of midwives in implementing Family Planning programs is important, but on the other hand, there is an issue that the midwife has a tendency much prefer to use short-term contraceptive methods in providing Family Planning services such as oral pill and injection. The problem is, it is true that the attitude and practices of midwives in providing Family Planning services much prefer to use short-term contraceptive methods. For answering the problem, a study on attitudes and practices of midwives in providing Family Planning services has been undertaken.

The facts showed that the midwife's attitudes toward long-term contraceptive methods was good, but they preferred to use short term contraceptive method. Factors influencing this conditions were availability and accessibility (including cost) of services as well as experiences of midwives including training and education. The other findings showed the background characteristics of midwives had influence on their attitudes and practices in providing Family Planning services, such as working places (health center, health post and hospital), training experience, age and working experience.

In general, midwives agree and support the government policy on encouragement of the use of long term contraceptive method in providing Family Planning services and they are expecting that training method on contraceptive service should be standardized in order to improve skill and knowledge.


Keywords: attitute, behavior contraception


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Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan (Bulletin of Health System Research, ISSN 1410-2935) published by National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Republic of Indonesia 
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