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.

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 Presented in Session P7. Health and Mortality of Women, Children and Families