KNOWLEDGE OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES OF CONTRACEPTIVES USE AMONG WOMEN IN NIGERIA

  • M. A. Abdulkadir University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Jacinta A. Opara University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Rasheedat Abdullahi Jimoh University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Abdulsalam Abdullah University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Ukah Anyalewachi Andy Varitas University, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Ekundayo Babatunde Varitas University, Abuja, Nigeria
Keywords: Women, Contraceptives, sex, knowledge, health, family planning

Abstract

This paper assessed the knowledge of preventive measures of contraceptives uses among women in Kwara State, Nigeria. A Proportional sampling procedure was used for 378 respondents between the ages of 20-44 in the selected Local Government Areas in Kwara State. The questionnaire was used to collect the data in this study and the demographic variables were analyzed using frequency and percentage distribution, statistics of mean and standard deviation. The hypotheses one were tested with chi-square statistics. Hypotheses two and three sought for differences among the age groups and marital status in their knowledge of preventive measures of contraceptives risks respectively; hence analysis of variance was used to know whether significant differences existed between knowledge and prevention. The result of the findings revealed that knowledge of preventive measures of contraceptives among women in Kwara state is high. On the basis of the findings, it was therefore recommended that health talks about preventive measures of contraceptives risks should be discussed during antenatal and postnatal clinics, women should also consider their health status and understand the risk involved in each method to take preventive measures.

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M. A. Abdulkadir, Jacinta A. Opara, Rasheedat Abdullahi Jimoh, Abdulsalam Abdullah, Ukah Anyalewachi Andy, Ekundayo Babatunde. KNOWLEDGE OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES OF CONTRACEPTIVES USE AMONG WOMEN IN NIGERIA. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2019Feb.28 [cited 2023Feb.9];6(1):20-8. Available from: https://medrech.com/index.php/medrech/article/view/362
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