Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess the utilization of family planning and associated factors among married women of reproductive age who presented at the Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar City Hospital Education Family Health Centre.
Methods: The cross-sectional study was completed with 304 participants. The study data were collected with a data collection questionnaire created by the researchers. The data of the study were analyzed in SPSS 28.0 software. In all tests, the significance level was accepted as p<0.05.
Results: The mean age of the participants was 36.3±6.5 years. It was observed that 26.0% (n=79) of the participants had a history of unintended pregnancy and 54.2% (n=165) of the participants were using one of the modern family planning methods. The most commonly used method was a condom (40.6%; n=67). The most common sources of information about family planning were the TV and the Internet. There was a significant relationship between the contraceptive status of the participants and the employment status, and between the time between pregnancies and contraception.
Conclusions: It was observed that the rate of modern method use was not adequate. Taking measures to increase the use of modern methods will be beneficial in preventing unwanted pregnancies.