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Knowledge, Attitude and Acceptance of Modern Family Planning Method Among Women Attending Post–Natal Clinic in Ayeka Basic Health Centre in Okitipupa Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria

Volume 1 - Issue 4

Obalase Stephen Babatunde1* and Joseph Uchenna Evelyn2

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    • 1Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
    • 2Ondo State Primary Health Management Board Agency, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Obalase Stephen Babatunde, Federal university of technology, health centre, Akure, Nigeria

Received: September 04, 2017;   Published: September 15, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000361

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Unintended or unplanned pregnancy poses a major economical, psychological, social, and/or religious challenge in women of reproductive age, especially in developing countries. Available data indicates that Nigeria currently has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. It is also in evidence that 40% of these maternal deaths are due to complications of unsafe abortions which often is a response to an unwanted pregnancy that could have been prevented by effective contraceptive programming. Yet Nigeria’s contraceptive prevalence rate is less than 13%. This was a descriptive cross sectional survey carried out amongst Women Attending Post-Natal Clinic in Ayeka Basic Health Centre in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State a simple questionnaire exploring Knowledge, Attitude and Acceptance of Modern Family Planning Method. Information obtained included bio data, knowledge and awareness information, practice. Data were analyzed using frequency and percentage counts statistics. A total 0f 200 women with 107 below 31, 78 were between age 31-40 and 15 were greater than 40). Majority 157 (78.5%) have heard about contraceptive while 55(27.5%) heard the information from government hospital/health care. Majority could identify contraceptive method. The major barrier to the usage of contraceptive was husband’s refusal. This study concluded that there is high level of awareness of contraceptive among women attending Post Natal Clinic in Ayeka Basic Health Centre in Okitipupa Local Government area. There is a low level of Spousal communications among the respondents as only 43.5% of respondents discuss contraceptive with spouses and partners.

Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Acceptance; Modern family planning

Abbreviation: UNICEF: United Nations International Children Emergency Fund; PPFA: Planned Parenthood Federation Association; STI: Sexually Transmitted Infections; NPC: Nigeria Population Commission; CPR: Contraceptive Prevalence Rate; MFPM: Modern Family Planning Methods; IUD: Intra Uterine Device; NHIS: National Health Insurance Scheme; NGOs: Non-Governmental Organizations

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