Knowledge Attitude and Practices of Family Planning Services Among Peri-Urban Married People: A Case Study of Nakuru Parish in Nakuru District Kenya

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TABLE OF CONTENT

DECLARATION ...................................................................................................... .i

APPROVAL ............................................................................................................. ii

DEDICATION ........................................................................................................ iii

ACK.NOWLEDGMENT .......................................................................................... iv

TABLE OF CONTENT ............................................................................................ v

LIST OF TABLES ................................................................................................ viii

ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................ .ix

LIST OF ACCRONYMS ......................................................................................... xi

CHAPTER ONE ....................................................................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Back ground of the study .................................................................................... 1

1.2 Statement of the problem .................................................................................... 3

1.3 Objectives of the study ........................................................................................ 4

1.3.1 General objective ............................................................................................. 4

1.3.2 Specific objectives ........................................................................................... 4

1.4 Research questions .............................................................................................. 5

1.5 Scope of the study ............................................................................................... 5

1.6 Significance of the study ..................................................................................... 5

CHAPTER TWO ...................................................................................................... 7

LITERATURE REVIEW ......................................................................................... 7

2.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................... 7

V

2.1 Family Planning Methods ................................................................................... 7

2.2 Knowledge of married people on the importance of family planning service ... 8

2.3 Challenges against family planning services .................................................... 11

2.4 The way forward ............................................................................................... 15

CHAPTER THREE ................................................................................................ 16

METHODOLOGY ................................................................................................. 16

3 .1 Introduction ....................................................................................................... 16

3 .2 Research design ................................................................................................. 16

3.3 Study population ............................................................................................... 16

3.4 Data collection .................................................................................................. 17

3.5 Methods of data collection ................................................................................ 17

3.5. lPersonal interview ........................................................................................... 17

3.5.2 Focus group discussion .................................................................................. 18

3.6 Documentary reviews ....................................................................................... 18

3.7 Data processing and Analysis ........................................................................... 18

3.7.1 Data editing .................................................................................................... 18

3.7.2 Coding ............................................................................................................ 19

3.7.3 Data analysis .................................................................................................. 19

3.8 Challenges encountered during the study ......................................................... 19

CHAPTER FOUR ................................................................................................... 20

PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE

FINDINGS .............................................................................................................. 20

VI

4. 0 Introduction ....................................................................................................... 20

4.1 Demographic Characteristics of Respondents .................................................. 20

4.2 Methods used for family planning among the married people ......................... 22

4.3 Knowledge of maiTied people on the importance of family planning services 23

CHAPTER FIVE ..................................................................................................... 29

DISCUSSION, SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATIONS ........................................................................................ 29

5. 0 Introduction ...................................................................................................... 29

5.1. Summary and Discussions ............................................................................... 29

5.2. Conclusion ....................................................................................................... 30

5.3. Recommendations ............................................................................................ 31

5.4. Suggestions for Fmiher Research .................................................................... 32

REFERENCES ........................................................................................................ 33

APPENDIX A: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR RESPONDENTS ................................ 35

ABSTRACT Over the past decade, population growth and family planning slipped off the international agenda and official agenda and official development. Assistance for the family planning has declined with resources and attention being diverted to attacking HIV and AIDS family planning service delivery and contraceptive use have declined in many countries in the sub-Saharan Africa. Family planning services have been used widely to prevent unwanted pregnancies as well as affordable number of children in many countries especially the African countries. Family planning services have been advocated for by the World Health Organization (WHO). Family planning among maiTied people in peri-urban areas is one of the challenges facing many urban and rural areas in the world. It is evident that the peri urbail married populations hold varied attitudes towards family planning services. practice of family planning service has been manifested through low turn of married population, which has increased unmanageable numbers of each children in the house hold, this could be an indication that there is ignorance and illiteracy which could be leading to low turn up for family planning services. The research has been supported by the following objectives: to establishing the methods used for family planning among the married people; to establish the knowledge of manied people on the importance of family planning services; and to determine the gap that is generated by challenges in the family planning service. The research stands that factors influencing knowledge and attitude towards family planning methods among the maiTied include knowledge gaps, poor sensitization, religious and cultural factors. The study draws conclusions from the findings that lack of adequate knowledge on family planning has led to escalated dangers associated with poor use such as side effects and deaths or permanent injuries finally. The study recommended that opinion leaders, teachers, and health professionals must be involved in the task of mobilizing the people to reduce the IX fertility rate, awareness must be created through campaigns through TV and Radio, girls schools which are inactive should be rehabilitated, educated women should emphasize on female education which has to be doubled, coverage of family planning services especially in rural areas.

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WANJIRU, K (2022). Knowledge Attitude and Practices of Family Planning Services Among Peri-Urban Married People: A Case Study of Nakuru Parish in Nakuru District Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-family-planning-services-among-peri-urban-married-people-a-case-study-of-nakuru-parish-in-nakuru-district-kenya

MLA 8th

WANJIRU, KABAA "Knowledge Attitude and Practices of Family Planning Services Among Peri-Urban Married People: A Case Study of Nakuru Parish in Nakuru District Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Jul. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-family-planning-services-among-peri-urban-married-people-a-case-study-of-nakuru-parish-in-nakuru-district-kenya. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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WANJIRU, KABAA . "Knowledge Attitude and Practices of Family Planning Services Among Peri-Urban Married People: A Case Study of Nakuru Parish in Nakuru District Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Jul. 2022. Web. 18 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-family-planning-services-among-peri-urban-married-people-a-case-study-of-nakuru-parish-in-nakuru-district-kenya >.

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WANJIRU, KABAA . "Knowledge Attitude and Practices of Family Planning Services Among Peri-Urban Married People: A Case Study of Nakuru Parish in Nakuru District Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 18, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-family-planning-services-among-peri-urban-married-people-a-case-study-of-nakuru-parish-in-nakuru-district-kenya