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Title: Knowledge, attitude and practice of fertility control among Women of Reproductive Age in Juaso Ghana
Authors: Domeh, Paulinus
Dassah, Edward T.
Keywords: fertility control
Women
Reproductive Age
Knowledge, attitude and practice
Juaso
Ghana
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2020
Abstract: Background Family planning has proven to have manifold benefits. Its promotion has been shown to be the solution to uncontrolled population growth, poverty, hunger, increasing maternal and child mortality and it stands as a major contributor to women empowerment. It is therefore indispensable in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, this indispensable asset still has low uptake rates in less developed countries including Ghana. Objective To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of fertility control among women of reproductive age in Juaso, Ghana. Methods A hundred and fifty women of reproductive age who have stayed at least a year in Juaso were sampled into this cross-sectional study. Data was obtained through the administration of structured pretested questionnaires. A descriptive analysis was done with the findings. Results The mean age of the respondents was 28±7. Out of 150 participants, 48% were using a method of FP though knowledge about methods was almost universal. The most used method was the contraceptive pills. Women’s educational status, age and parity positively influenced uptake of contraceptives. About 80% indicated that inadequate knowledge affected their patronage, followed by the fear of side effects, availability of the methods and beliefs. Majority of the participants were willing to recommend family planning to their colleagues.   Conclusion Inadequate knowledge was the major hindrance to use of contraceptives. Periodic educational programmes should be conducted for women at all levels in the municipal to enhance adequate knowledge and practice of FP.
Description: A dissertation presented to the department of Community Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the MBCHB degree, 2019.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13235
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