Introduction: SubjectÂ ofÂ TerminationÂ isÂ chargedÂ withÂ emotions,Â superstitionsÂ andÂ religiousÂ beliefs.Â ThisÂ studyÂ evaluatesÂ bothÂ medicalÂ andÂ socialÂ charactersÂ ofÂ M.T.PÂ acceptors. Objective: ToÂ studyÂ theÂ medico-demographicÂ characteristicsÂ ofÂ womenÂ comingÂ forÂ M.T.P.
Material and methods: Pre-testedÂ questionnaireÂ wasÂ usedÂ withÂ informedÂ writtenÂ consent,Â governmentÂ recognizedÂ M.T.PÂ centersÂ inÂ Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad CorporationÂ areaÂ wereÂ selectedÂ Â andÂ Â cross-sectionalÂ Â studyÂ wasÂ Â done.Â All women seeking M.T.P were included in the study. Bi-variateÂ andÂ multivariateÂ analysisÂ byÂ usingÂ Z testÂ andÂ conditionalÂ logisticÂ regressionÂ analysisÂ forÂ predictingÂ riskÂ factors. Results: Total of 311 cases of M.T.P acceptors were studied. Inadequate spacing and willing to complete family size were the most important indicators for M.T.P. AmongÂ parity,Â 38.58%Â hadÂ 3Â orÂ moreÂ livingÂ childrenÂ whileÂ 36.1%Â hadÂ 2Â livingÂ childrenÂ andÂ oneÂ childÂ normÂ wasÂ seenÂ inÂ onlyÂ highlyÂ educatedÂ couples.Â AcceptanceÂ ofÂ familyÂ planningÂ methodÂ afterÂ M.T.PÂ showsÂ thatÂ 52.19%Â acceptedÂ permanentÂ method.Â AsÂ perÂ male to femaleÂ ratio,Â maximumÂ couplesÂ hadÂ 1Â orÂ moreÂ thanÂ 1 maleÂ childÂ orÂ moreÂ thanÂ 2Â femalesÂ awaitingÂ forÂ maleÂ issue.Â Majority of subjects accepting M.T.P. (28.57%) had equal no. of male and female children (1:1), while 26.27% had more no. of male children as compared to female. Conclusion: Â It can be concluded Â Â that inadequate spacing and completion of the family are the most important indicators of M.T.P. The couples seeking M.T.P. preferÂ maleÂ sexÂ childÂ irrespectiveÂ ofÂ familyÂ size,Â educationalÂ statusÂ andÂ rural/urbanÂ status.Â
Keywords: Abortion Seekers; LegalÂ Abortions; Birth Spacing; Sex Discrimination; Family Planning.