Knowledge And Attitudes Towards Family Planning Acceptance Among Women

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2021 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 7 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Deliverance Brotobor, Constance O. Izekor, Rosemary Ngozi Osunde, Tovia Odion Francis
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Deliverance Brotobor, Constance O. Izekor, Rosemary Ngozi Osunde, Tovia Odion Francis, "Knowledge And Attitudes Towards Family Planning Acceptance Among Women," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 7,  no. 2, pp. 20-24, 2021. Crossref,


A. Overview: The introduction of family planning and the increasing availability of safer and more effective methods of preventing pregnancy have permitted people around the world to exercise their choice, make responsible decisions with respect to their reproduction and enjoy the benefits of family planning. Uncontrolled population growth has been a problematic issue all over the world. Although efforts to control fertility in Africa are being vigorously pursued, few results have been recorded. Therefore, this study seeks to assess the knowledge and attitude of women towards the acceptance of family planning. Method: This study used a community-based descriptive cross-sectional quantitative design to obtain data on the knowledge and attitude towards acceptance of family planning among women who reside in the Ujoelen community in a southern part of Nigeria. Two hundred and eighty-eight (288) women were selected using multistage sampling. In the first stage, the women were grouped in clusters, and simple random sampling was used in the second stage. All the 288 questionnaires were retrieved and analyzed. Results: This study showed that all of the pregnant women were aware of at least one method of family planning. Almost all women surveyed (97.2%) had a positive attitude towards the practice of family planning methods, and 70.1% reported having used any of the contraceptive methods. Conclusion: The knowledge and attitude of mothers towards acceptance of family was good. There was a positive attitude towards the usage of the family planning methods. This was achieved as a result of the health education by the healthcare workers at the clinic. Therefore, in order to achieve the desired outcome for the goal of family planning, there is a need to sustain health education on family planning and investigate other factors contributing to population overgrowth in Nigeria.


Acceptance, Attitude, Family Planning, Knowledge, Women.


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