Exploring Users and Non-Users Perception of Using Facility Birth in Urban Slums of Bangladesh
Roksana Hoque, OT, MPH
Introduction: Facility birth has always considered as safe way to giving birth to a baby. This study explores the perception regarding facility birth, both from users and non-users in urban slums of Bangladesh. Methodology: Qualitative method was used to explore by 1 FGD, 20 interviews, vignette, Venn diagram, institutional mapping and observation by purposive sampling. A priori code through data reduction, preparing sub codes and data interpretation was used to analyze data. Result: Users experienced range of facilities including available doctors, regular checkup and monitoring, good physical set up and clean environment which motivate them to use facility birth. Non-users perceived facility as costly and necessary in terms of complications. They also perceived facility as a place of unnecessary cesarean section. Conclusion: Complex interaction between using facility birth, education and social status was found, but the facility birth was found effective in most cases.
Presented in Session P7. Health and Mortality of Women, Children and Families