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Attitudes towards family size and family planning among women at an antenatal clinic in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Attitudes towards family size and family planning among women at an antenatal clinic in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Biology and Society 4(4): 183-190

"This report describes a family planning survey [involving 172 women] conducted at an antenatal clinic in Maiduguri, Nigeria between June and August 1984. The level of education of respondents is generally low and appears to have a negative effect on knowledge, approval, and use of family planning. Breast feeding is widespread but not many respondents practiced it as a method of family planning. While there is limited knowledge and some approval of family planning, a desire for large families continues and there is relatively little practice of family limitation. The prospects for a decrease in fertility in the near future is not encouraging."

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