Date of Publication : 30, Nov, 2020
Unmet contraceptives need refer to women who expressed a desire to space or limit their family size but are not using any family planning method. Women with an unmet need for limiting are those who desire no additional children and who are not using any contraceptive method. Women with an unmet need for spacing are those who desire to postpone their next birth by a specified length of time and who are not using any contraceptive method. Family planning services have been integrated into primary health facilities, but unmet need for family planning continues to be on the increase. This study assessed personal factors as determinants of unmet contraceptives needs among women of reproductive age in selected Primary Health facilities in Osun State. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select five primary health care facilities from each of the four local government areas in Osun State. The sample population of 152 pregnant women with unmet contraceptives need were purposively selected for the study. Questionnaires were used to collect relevant data from the participants with the help of trained research assistant. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequencies, percentages, and hypotheses were tested with one way ANOVA. The findings of the study revealed that 80.3% of respondents have poor knowledge of contraceptives and this accounted for (30.3%) unmet need with need for spacing 50% and need for limiting 20.4%. The result also showed that women’s knowledge of contraceptives is significantly associated with women’s unmet contraceptives need with p value of 0.000 which is significant at p < 0.05. It is recommended among others that nurses who are providers of family planning should educate women on contraceptives, and adopt age specific program to reduce unmet need level among age 16-25 years.
Keywords: Personal Factors, Unmet Contraceptive Need, Women, Reproductive Age,
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Author(s), OKAFOR, Ngozi Anthonia (RN, RM, RPHN, PhD), SANGOLANA, Mobolape Oyin (RN, BNsc, M.Sc. Nursing), (2020). “Personal Factors as Determinant of Unmet Contraceptives Need Among Women of Reproductive Age in Primary Health Facilities in Osun State, Nigeria”. Name of the Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 1- 12. DOI: www.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4393569, Issue: 11, Vol.: 2, Article: 1, Month: November, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/
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