Sources of Information and Attitude of Women Toward Family Planning in Selected Rural Areas in Boki Local Government, Cross River State

Abstract

Family planning is one of the most successful development interventions of the past 50 years. It is unique in its range of potential benefits, encompassing economic development, maternal and child health, and educational advances among others. The evidence is clear: Family planning improves health, reduces poverty, and empowers women. Yet, today, more than 200 million women in the developing world want to avoid pregnancy but do not have the right sources of information on family planning. This made them face many obstacles, including a lack of access to information and health care services. A descriptive survey design was adopted in this study and no variable was manipulated. Rural women of childbearing age were used in this study, stratified sampling technique was used to select 200 respondents from 12 wards in Boki LGA of cross river state. Two valid and reliable instruments were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Pearson moment product. The result reveals that women between the age of 31 and above are involved in family planning, the level of their education is at SSCE with a percent of (42%), rural women’s attitude has a positive relationship with Family planning (N=200, r = .915**, p<.005). It is recommended that childbearing age women in rural communities should be given enough information on family planning as well as its importance in society. 

Tuku, Paulina Mbua, and  Ofem Ubi Arikpo, (2022 ) Sources of Information and Attitude of Women Toward Family Planning in Selected Rural Areas in Boki Local Government, Cross River State, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Vol.9, No.2, pp.1-14

Keywords: Boki local government, Cross River State, Family Planning, Information, Women, attitude

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ijirm.14/vol9n2114

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 1-14 (Download PDF)

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