|Type||Journal Article - Global journal of medical research|
|Title||Contraceptive practices among women in rural communities in south-western Nigeria|
Objective : This study aims to determine the prevalence and determinants of choice
of contraceptive methods among rural women in Osun state, Nigeria.
Materials and Methods : Descriptive cross-sectional, conducted among 612 women of
reproductive age group, uutilising the multi-stage sampling technique.
Results : Majority of the respondents, 538(87.8%) were within the age group 20 years and above
and married (86.3%). More than half 406(66.3%) were currently using a modern contraceptive
method, 41(6.7%) and 4(0.7%) were using natural and traditional methods respectively, however,
161(26.3%) were not using any method, main reasons being affordability and availability
184(41.2%), and reliability (20.1%). The most significant socio-demographic determinants of ever
use of contraceptives were religion and family setting, p-value 0.001 and 0.001 respectively.
Conclusion : The point prevalence rate of contraception among the rural women was 66.3%, with
fear of side effect and husbands’ disapproval among other reasons being the main reasons for
|»||Nigeria - Population and Housing Census 2006|