The Relationship Between Women's Contraceptive Method Choices and Marital Adjustment

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Çetin N. Ş., EDİZ Ç.

Eastern Journal of Medicine, vol.27, no.4, pp.585-590, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/ejm.2022.29566
  • Journal Name: Eastern Journal of Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.585-590
  • Keywords: contraceptive methods, marital adjustment, Women
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


This research aims to determine the relationship between women's contraceptive method (CM) choices and their marital adjustment. The sample of this descriptive study consisted of 747 women participants collected by snowball sampling from the Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. The research data were collected online with the personal information form, the contraceptive method choices form, and the Marriage Adjustment Scale (MAS). Data distribution normality was tested using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. The statistical evaluations were carried out using mean, standard deviation, numbers, percentile, and independent t-test. Statistical significance in the study was p<0.05. The mean age of the women in the study was 34.14±5.8. The study determined that condom use was the highest (34.6%) among maritally-adjusted-women. In terms of the CM, there was a statistically significant differ ence in non-prevention and withdrawal averages between maritally-adjusted-women and maladjusted-women (p<0.05). The marital adjustment of the women who were not protected and used the withdrawal method was high. The study determined that women who used the withdrawal method and did not use any CM had a higher marital adjustment.