Challenges and prospects of contraceptives use among women attending family planning services in Yobe State, Nigeria
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The study focuses on the challenges and prospects of contraceptive use among the women attending family planning services in Potiskam general hospital. The main objective of this study is to identify the major challenges facing the ideal use of the best contraceptive methods among women and to address the available prospects to be adapted in order to contribute for the improvement of family planning services in Yobe State. The population of the to study comprises of one hundred women attending family planning services in Potiskam General Hospital, and Sample size technique adopted using Krejcie and Morgan formula. The structured questionnaire was used to collect data for this study. The data obtained were analyzed by using mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study revealed that the fear of health risk, Lack of consensus among partners, Cultural norms and Religious are considered as the main challenges prevent family planning practice among women mainly the use of contraceptive methods. The findings also revealed that, the use of withdrawal (Coitus Interrupts), the use of Oral Contraceptives (The Pills) method, the use of Female and male Condoms is some of the common methods of family planning devices among women in study area. Finally, the results indicated that, the use of mass media campaign to educate women about family planning devices, use of symbols to display appropriate family planning equipment’s for women and use of guidance and counseling in Primary Health Care to educate women about family planning devices are some of the available prospects and solutions to be adopted for effective promoting family planning services in general and use of contraceptives in particular among women. It is recommended among others that, there is need for government through the Ministry of Health and its partners to revive and support family planning education to both household and community level.
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