Family Planning Utilization Pattern in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria: a Six-Year Review

International Journal of Medical Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJMS Journal
Volume 4 Issue 5
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Eyitope Oluseyi Amu, Olugbenga Olusola Odu and Oluremi Olayinka Solomon
: 10.14445/23939117/IJMS-V4I5P102
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Eyitope Oluseyi Amu, Olugbenga Olusola Odu and Oluremi Olayinka Solomon, "Family Planning Utilization Pattern in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria: a Six-Year Review" SSRG International Journal of Medical Science 4.5 (2017): 4-9.

APA Style:

Eyitope Oluseyi Amu, Olugbenga Olusola Odu and Oluremi Olayinka Solomon,(2017). Family Planning Utilization Pattern in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria: a Six-Year Review. SSRG International Journal of Medical Science 4(5), 4-9.

Abstract:

Background/Objectives: Family planning is a proven and effective intervention for preventing maternal and infant mortalities. The study was conducted to examine the sociodemographic characteristics and contraceptive choices among clients attending the family planning clinic of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, (EKSUTH) Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Methods: The study carried out between September and October 2016, involved all the clients who attended the family planning clinic between January 2010 and December 2015. The records were reviewed and data about their socio-demographic characteristics, reasons for family planning and methods of choice were extracted and analysed. Result: A total of 2038 clients were attended to; all were females and married, the ages ranged from 15-56 years with a mean of 34 ± 6.0 years; 91.2% had secondary education, 91.0% were Christians, 82.7% had 1-4 living children and 49.3% accessed services to limit their family size. Among the 1898 that accepted contraceptives, 797(42.0%) utilized implants, 568(29.9%) intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) and 469(24.7%) injectables. Conclusion: There was a steady increase in patronage up to the fourth year, followed by a gradual decline. Implants were the most commonly utilized method. Public enlightenment about the clinic should be increased in order to sustain and enhance the patronage.

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Key Words:

  family planning, utilization pattern, contraceptive choices, birth spacing, Nigeria.