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Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning amongst community health extension workers in Kaduna State, Nigeria



Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning amongst community health extension workers in Kaduna State, Nigeria



Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 25(5): 494-499



A self-administered opportunistic questionnaire was given to 232 community health extension workers (Chews) in Kaduna state, Nigeria. Seventy-eight were male and 154 female. All could recall at least one modern method of family planning. The oral contraceptive pill (OCP) (85.8%), injectable contraceptives (85.3%), and the intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) (56.0%), were most widely known about. Emergency contraception was not known about. A high percentage of female Chews have practised family planning: 115 (74.7%) have used at least one method and this is more among the married women. Methods ever used included injectable contraceptive (57.4%), OCP (47.0%), and IUCD (22.6%). Fifty percent of females were current users. Non-current users were likely to be between the ages of 25 - 29 years especially when not married, and 35 - 39 years when married. Reasons for the non-use of family planning by female Chews were side effects, not being married, not being sexually active and religious beliefs.

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DOI: 10.1080/01443610500171201


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