Role of Quality of Care in the Sterilization Regret among Women from 1992-2016 in India

Laxmi Kant Dwivedi , International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Anjali Bansal, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

The study examines the contribution of the quality of care and health provider on the sterilization regret among the women using data from three rounds of NFHS. The pooled data from 1992-2016 was used to explore the regret by creating interaction terms between time and predictors. Predicted probabilities were calculated to show the regret trend amounting to quality of care, type of health provider at the three-time periods. The sterilization regret has increased to 7% in NFHS-4 from 5% in NFHS-1. The likelihood of regret increases with the bad quality of care provided in the sterilization. Also, operation conducted in public health facility has 1.3 times increases the likelihood of regret according to the latest NFHS-4. The study emphasizes the need for standardized infrastructure and quality of care in every government hospital. The government should also employ strict evaluation of hospitals, to decrease the regret for this routine process.

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 Presented in Session P1. Poster Session Fertility, Family and the Life Course