Determinants of Utilization of Family Planning Services Among Women of Gambari Ward in Ilorin, kwara State.

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This study was conducted on the determinants of utilization of family planning services among women of Gambari ward in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The specific objectives were to determine the level of utilization of family planning services, to assess the level of knowledge of family planning among women of reproductive age group in Gambari Ward, to determine the proportion of women currently using family planning methods and to determine the proportion of women who wish to use family planning services but cannot access the services.

The study was a descriptive cross-sectional study. A Cluster random sampling method was used. Our study populations were female residents of Gambariward within the reproductive age group. Relevant information was obtained through a 5-section structural questionnaire that assessed areas of interest with both open and closed-ended questions. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 20.0 and results were presented by means of tables, charts and graphs.

Majority of the respondents were aware of family planning services. However,the level of utilization was low due to religious beliefs, spouse refusal, cost and other misconceptions on family planning use.

Appropriate recommendations were made to the government and the community as a whole, on how to improve the overall utilization of family planning services.


Title Page                                                                                                                                                                  i

Certification                                                                                                                                                                                 ii

Dedication                                                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgements                                                                                                                             iv

Abstract                                                                                                                                                                     v

Table of Contents                                                                                                                                                    vi


1.1 Background information                                                                                                             1

1.2 Problem statement                                                                                                                        2

1.3 Justification for the Study                                                                                                           3

1.4 Objectives of the Research                                                                                                         4

1.41 General objectives

1.42 Specific Objectives

1.5 Conceptual framework                                                                                                                5


2.0 Literature Review                                                                                                                         6


3.1 Description of study area                                                                                                            22

3.2 Study Design                                                                                                                                                      23

3.3 Study population                                                                                                                          24

3.4 Sampling technique and method                                                                                               24

3.5 Minimum sample size determination                                                                   25

3.6 Research instrument                                                                                                                                         26

3.7 Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation                                                        26

3.8 Ethical consideration                                                                                                                                       27

3.9 Method of data dissemination                                                                                27

3.10 Limitations of the study                                                                                                            28



4.1 Socio-demographic characteristics                                                                                            29

4.2 Gynecologic and reproductive history                                                                  35

4.3 Level of awareness of family planning                                                                 35

4.4 Level and determinants of utilization of family planning              39

4.5 Perception on family planning                                                                                                   40

4.6 Cross-tabulations.                                                                                                                         43


Discussion                                                                                                                                                                 47


Conclusion                                                                                                                                                                                    50

Recommendations                                                                                                                                                  51

References                                                                                                                                                                53

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Oluwapelumi, A (2022). Determinants of Utilization of Family Planning Services Among Women of Gambari Ward in Ilorin, kwara State.. Afribary. Retrieved from

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Oluwapelumi, AROGUN "Determinants of Utilization of Family Planning Services Among Women of Gambari Ward in Ilorin, kwara State." Afribary. Afribary, 05 Jan. 2022, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.


Oluwapelumi, AROGUN . "Determinants of Utilization of Family Planning Services Among Women of Gambari Ward in Ilorin, kwara State.". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Jan. 2022. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. < >.


Oluwapelumi, AROGUN . "Determinants of Utilization of Family Planning Services Among Women of Gambari Ward in Ilorin, kwara State." Afribary (2022). Accessed August 10, 2022.