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Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning in Hausa women



Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning in Hausa women



Social Science and Medicine 18(10): 839-844



A KAP (knowledge, attitude and practice) survey was conducted among 500 fertile Hausa women of northern Nigeria aged 15-44 years to test their understanding about family planning and reproductive biology. Three hundred and fifty-six women (71.2%) were still not satisfied with their family size and only 185 women (37%) were interested to seek any advice on child-spacing. Only 26 women (5.2%) knew about contraception. Although 62% of currently menstruating women were able to recall the exact date of their last menstrual period and its duration, none of the women was able to tell about 'safe period'. The objections to family planning were based on personal rather than religious grounds and predominant factor affecting the attitudes towards family planning was education.

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DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(84)90151-5


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