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.
FA Ukoli1, KA Oyarebu2
Cultural and religious objections to family planning among Nigeria«SQ»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.
F A Ukoli
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Ukoli F A, Oyarebu K A. An evaluation of contraceptive knowledge and practice in an urban community in Benin City in Nigeria. Indian J Public Health 1987;31:33-9
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Ukoli F A, Oyarebu K A. An evaluation of contraceptive knowledge and practice in an urban community in Benin City in Nigeria. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1987 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];31:33-9
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