attitude, knowledge and utilization of family planning methods among rural women in Ogun State

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ABSTRACT

This study examined the attitude, knowledge and utilization of family planning methods among rural women in Ogun State. Interview schedule was designed to obtain data from the respondents (rural women). Data were gathered from 120 rural women selected from the four zones of Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme (OGADEP). The data collected were analyzed using inferential statistics and descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentages and mean. The result shows that majority (80%) of the respondents were married, while most of them (68%) were within the ages of 20-35 years. The respondents’ sources of information on family planning were friends and spouses (77%), radio (62%), market place (74%) and health centers (88%). Also 68% of the respondents utilized pills, 48% utilize condoms, while 20% of the respondents utilize prolonged breastfeeding as their family planning methods. Significant relationship existed between respondents’ utilization and knowledge of family planning methods. Correlation analysis showed a significant relationship between factors militating against the utilization of family planning methods and knowledge of family planning methods.

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