+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

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."

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 045330465

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 12315201


Related references

Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning methods among women attending antenatal clinic in Jos, North-central Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 19(2): 214-218, 2010

Attitudes toward family planning, marriage, and family size among unmarried women in Korea. Studies in Family Planning 6(10): 372-375, 1975

Family planning knowledge and practice among Nigerian women attending an antenatal clinic. Advances In Contraception. 11(4): 335-344, 1995

Perception of and attitudes toward the Nigerian federal population policy, family planning program and family planning in Kaduna State, Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health 4(1): 66-76, 2000

A profile of family planning clients at the family health clinic, Lagos, Nigeria. Studies in Family Planning 7(6): 170-174, 1976

Attitudes toward consequences of pregnancy in young women attending a family planning clinic. Journal of Adolescent Research 5(4): 467-484, 1990

Sexually transmitted disease among women attending a family planning clinic in Zaria, Nigeria. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 28(4): 365-367, 1989

Population and Family Planning Policies: Women-Centred Perspectives || 'People like You Never Agree to Get It': An Indian Family Planning Clinic. Reproductive Health Matters 1(1): 39-43, 1993

Self-perceptions of body size in women at an inner-city family-planning clinic. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 200(5): E65-E68, 2009

Trends and patterns of family planning methods used among women attending family planning clinic in a rural setting in sub-Sahara Africa: the case of Mbalmayo District Hospital, Cameroon. Bmc Research Notes 11(1): 541, 2018

Integrating family planning and HIV services in western Kenya: the impact on HIV-infected patients' knowledge of family planning and male attitudes toward family planning. Aids Care 27(6): 743-752, 2015

HIV awareness in women attending a community based family planning and antenatal clinic in a rural kenyan community. Journal of Infection 57(5): 428-0, 2008

Emergency Contraceptive Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Women Presenting to Family Planning Outpatient Clinic in Central India. Journal of Safog With Dvd 6: 21-24, 2014

The effect of educational intervention on family planning knowledge, attitudes, and practices among married women in a military barrack in northern Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health 18(1): 93, 2014

Sources of family size attitudes and family planning knowledge among rural Turkish youth. Studies in Family Planning 13(5): 149-158, 1982