Accessibility and Utilization of Reproductive Health Services among Women Traders Trading In Main Bodija Market Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Accessibility and Utilization of Reproductive Health Services among Women Traders Trading In Main Bodija Market Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Author by Miss. Funmilayo Eunice Oyekunle

Journal/Publisher: Iosr Journal Of Nursing And Health Science (iosr-jnhs)

Volume/Edition: 9

Language: English

Pages: 52 - 59

Abstract

The best way to reduce the risk of reproductive health problems such as unintended pregnancies is the easy access to and proper utilization of reproductive health services. Therefore, this study investigated accessibility and utilization of reproductive health services (RHS) among women traders trading in main Bodija market Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted for this study while stratified sampling method was used to select the stalls and participants of this study. A self-designed questionnaire was used for data collection, which was pilot tested through test-re-test and yielded a reliability coefficient (index) of 0.793. Four research questions and two hypotheses were formulated and tested. Analysis of data was done using descriptive statistics and logistic simple regression analysis fixed at the .05 significant levels. A total of 339 respondents participated in the study. Their age ranged from 20-53 years with a mean age of 36.8 years. Majority of the respondents 209 (61.6%) had moderate knowledge of available reproductive health services for the women, accessibility (62.6%) and utilization (58.9%) reproductive health services was on the average. Age, marital status, parity, educational level and knowledge of RHS are associated factors with accessibility and utilization of reproductive health services by the women trading in Bodija market. The study concluded that age, marital status, parity, educational level and knowledge of RHS are associated factors with accessibility and utilization of reproductive health services by women. Based on the outcome of this study, it was recommended that there is a need to focus more on equipping the women by providing them with correct and comprehensive RHS information which can have life-long protective benefits for them.

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