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One of the factors increasing the population rate can be caused by inappropriate contraceptive choices. Many women of childbearing age (WUS) who have a history of hypertension choose hormonal contraception. This is a contraindication which can cause many effects and can worsen the mother's heart condition. A good level of maternal knowledge in choosing the right family planning is the most important reason for WUS with a history of hypertension. This study aims to determine the difference in the level of knowledge of WUS and a history of hypertension regarding the choice of hormonal birth control. The method used in the research is a quantitative analytical method with a cross sectional approach. The study population were all WUS with a history of hypertension who came for family planning, the sample was 90 people taken using accidental sampling technique. The research results showed: There is a significant difference between the level of knowledge of WUS with a history of hypertension regarding the choice of hormonal contraception with P value = 0.040, it is recommended that officers be more active in promoting types of birth control methods, especially those that are appropriate for WUS with a history of hypertension.


Keywords: Level of Knowledge of Hormonal Birth Control, History of Hypertension

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