Abstract

IUD is a long-term contraceptives with low side effects but demand is still less
than the syringe and pills. In Banyumas with EFA number as many as 1,752,846
people only 27 149 votes (11.12%) who use IUD. Based on the pre-survey, in
2013 the most IUD acceptors in District Purwokerto, Banyumas Regency East a
number of 1624 votes (24.06%).The purpose of this study to investigate the
characteristics of IUD acceptors in District Purwokerto, Banyumas Regency East
in 2013 based on education, occupation, age, and socio-economics.
This study was descriptive quantitative method with cross sectional approach.
This study uses secondary data. The population in this study were all IUD
acceptors in the subdistrict of East Purwokerto, Banyumas regency in 2013 which
amounted to 1,624 people. Sampling in this study using a quota sample with a
sample of 163 acceptors.From the results, the acceptor who choose IUD
contraception is women who are highly educated, working, aged> 35 years and
have a good social economy.


Keywords: Characteristics, Acceptors, Intra Uterine Devices