Contraception in Jordan: a cultural and religious perspective

Int Nurs Rev. 2001 Sep;48(3):144-51. doi: 10.1046/j.1466-7657.2001.00071.x.


This report provides a content analysis of studies conducted with Jordanian women on contraception. Factors such as pressure to have children, number and gender of children, location of residence, influence of religion, level of education, age, employment status, source of contraceptive services and method of contraception are discussed. Non-demographic factors, such as social and psychosocial, were found to be only briefly investigated and discussed in the literature. Nursing implications discussed are conducting educational programmes, encouraging the participation of significant others and religious leaders, and using appropriate terminology when discussing contraception with Jordanian women.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Contraception / methods
  • Contraception / nursing
  • Contraception Behavior / ethnology*
  • Culture*
  • Family Planning Services
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Jordan / epidemiology
  • Religion and Medicine*
  • Women's Health