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Family Planning Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Males in Ilorin, Nigeria

Oni, Gbolahan A and McCarthy, James Family Planning Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Males in Ilorin, Nigeria. International Family Planning Perspectives.

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Abstract

A household survey conducted between September 1988 and January 1989 in Ilorin, Nigeria, yielded data on the contra- ceptive knowledge, attitudes and practices of 1,022 men. Although the sample is not representative of the city, the data provide comparative information by level of educa- tion and area of residence, which serves as a proxy for socioeconomic status. Contraceptive knowledge is virtually uni- versal among these men, with the condom and oral contraceptives the most com- monly known methods. The condom is also the most commonly used method, yet less than half of men from the most educated and highest socioeconomic groups have ever used it. The majority of men at all education and residence levels have positive attitudes toward family planning, and contraceptive use is associated with communication about family planning between husbands and wives. Among men who say they have had such discussions, 22-60 percent re- port that their wives use a method, com- pared with 4-10 percent of those who say they have not discussed family planning with their wives.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Professor Gbolahan Oni
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2015 21:29
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2015 21:29
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4597

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