Utilization Of Family Planning Methods Among Rural Women In Ogun State, Nigeria

Mojisola Oyewole

Abstract


Family planning implies the spacing and timing of childbirth. However, despite many actions put in place by the government at all levels to sensitize citizens on the need for family planning, most of Nigeria's population still does not practice it as expected. Thus, this study aims to investigate whether family planning methods used among rural women in Ogun State were in accordance to government's advices.  For this purpose, a multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 120 respondents, and a structured questionnaire schedule was used for the data collection. Quantitative data was collected and analyzed using descriptive and inferential analysis. We used the retest reliability test to validate the instrument, by distributing the instrument to the respondents who were not included in the study. Therefore, based on our study, we concluded that even though most of the women had high information on family planning methods, but they only utilized the commons one. Hence, the grassroot educative training could be the key to enhance their usage of other methods to ensure secure child-bearing.


Keywords


Utilization, Family planning, Contraceptives Rural women

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31098/ijmesh.v3i2.231

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