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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Science
Title Determinants of Iud Uptake in Kiambu and Machakos County
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11295/98345/Kinyanjui_Determinants of Iud Uptake in​Kiambu and Machakos County.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a long term reversible family planning method which is
highly effective but is underutilized both globally and locally. In Kenya, the trends in
IUD use show a decline from previous years. The objective of the study was to determine
IUD uptake among women seeking FP services in Kiambu and Machakos Hospitals. The
study was grounded on theory of demand. The study adopted descriptive and
econometrics analysis to determine the uptake of IUD among women seeking family
planning services in Kiambu and Machakos Hospitals. Purposive sampling was used to
select the study hospitals. Systematic sampling was used to select respondents. Sample
size of 380 respondents calculated using Fishers’ formula. The study established that
occupation, education, age, place of residence and marital status of women sampled had a
significant effect on the uptake of IUD. Based on the results, the study recommends an
increase in awareness creation on the availability and benefits of IUD to remove
misconceptions. In addition, the study recommends more partner involvement in family
planning and girl child education.

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