Knowledge, Attitude, Acceptance and Utilization of Natural Family Planning Methods among Non-academic Workers of a Private University in Ogun State, Nigeria

Knowledge, Attitude, Acceptance and Utilization of Natural Family Planning Methods among Non-academic Workers of a Private University in Ogun State, Nigeria

Author by Miss. Marvellous Gigi

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

Volume/Edition: 6

Language: English

Pages: 92 - 98

Abstract

Background: To address the challenge of rapid population increase, family planning as a mechanism is promoted. Challenges associated with the introduction of modern methods of family planning led to the need for an alternative but the utilization of natural family planning methods as an alternative is low and has not been emphasized in the literature. Aim: The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, acceptance, and utilization of natural family planning methods among non-academic workers in a Private University in Ogun State, Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: Using a descriptive study, 89 non-academic workers were randomly selected to participate in the study. Participants were given structured questionnaires to complete. Data collected were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science and were presented in tables reporting frequency counts and percentages. Result: The majority, 63% of participants had a moderate level of knowledge of Natural family planning methods, 62.5% had a positive attitude towards its use; 78.7% signified acceptance and 60.7% had a high utilization rate. Findings also revealed a statistically significant relationship between knowledge and acceptance and the utilization of NFP. Conclusion: Institutional-based and community-related educational programs for non-academic workers should be designed to improve their knowledge and utilization of NFP methods

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