Percieved Influence Of Health Education on utilisation of Family Planning programmes among women of child- bearing age in Mainland Local Government area,Lagos State.
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Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics And Health Education
This study investigated the perceived influence of health education on utilisation of family planning programmes among women of child-bearing age in Mainland Local Government Area, Lagos State. The mdescriptive survey research method was adopted for the study. The population consisted women of child bearing age who were clients of Primary Health Care centers at Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. One hundred (100) women were selected for the study. Four (4) Primary Health Care centers were selected using the simple random sampling technique. Twenty-five(25) women between the ages of 18 and 49were selected each from Abule-Oja Primary Health Care center, Iwaya Primary Health Care center, Mainland Hospital and Harvey Road Health center. A self-developed questionnaire was used to collect data on the variables under study with reliability test which indicated a Pearson Correlation Coefficient value of 0.84. The results revealed that health education significantly influenced (1) the use of contraceptives among women,(2) prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections and (3) the choice of family planning options among women in Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. The study recommended that health educators within the primary health centers should intensify dissemination of information on family planning using various media within health centers in order to motivate the utilisation of family planning method. Government should also ensure that adults understand the need for the use of contraceptive devices in preventing sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy. Women including their husbands should further be enlightened on current family planning methods in order to make convenient choices.
Family planning , Health Education , Primary Health Care , Programme , Utilisation , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Adekanmbi, B.O., & Onwuama, M.A.C., (2018). Percieved Influence of Health education on utilisation of family planning programmes among women of child- bearing age in Mainland Local Government area, Lagos State. Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education. 4 (1).90-99.