Users Online: 225 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 

 

Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
     
Year : 1987  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-9

An evaluation of contraceptive knowledge and practice in an urban community in Benin City in Nigeria.



Correspondence Address:
F A Ukoli


Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 3679452

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Cultural and religious objections to family planning among Nigeria's Catholics and Moslems have comprised a serious obstacle to sex education efforts. This study compared contraceptive knowledge and practices among 2 random samples in Benin City: students at an urban female teachers training college and mothers of children brought to an urban health center. All of the 260 women surveyed at the health center were married; among the 175 teachers in training, 104 (59%) were married, 68 (39%) were single, and 3 (1%) were divorced. The contraceptive prevalence rate was 20% among mothers attending the child health center compared with 53% among student teachers (72% among married teachers and 38% among single teachers). Among future teachers, contraceptive awareness was higher among single women (49%) than married women (39%). The predominant forms of contraception used by teacher trainees were the pill (22%), condom (18%), rhythm (13%), the IUD (115), Depo-Provera injections (115), and abstinence (8%). The major sources of contraceptive awareness reported by these women were boyfriend (18%), sister (16%), nurse (14%), friend (13%), and television (13%). 29% of the teachers in training indicated they themselves had made the decision to use contraception, while 43% cited the influence of husband or boyfriend and 19% were motivated by medical personnel.


[PDF Not available]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed309    
    Printed23    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal