The Social Implications Of Contraceptive Use For Women In Yilo District

ABSTRACT

One of the world’s problems in the 21st century has been high population growth which slackens economic growth and development of many developing countries. This is fueled by high fertility rates especially in the rural areas. The era between 1960 and now has seen unprecedented development in the area of birth control mechanisms but with very little decrease in human population particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. With the proliferation of modern contraceptives and Ghana’s enunciation of a family planning policy in 1969, it is anticipated that family sizes will drop to the barest minimum (replacement level). Rural areas still have the highest fertility rates due to issues related to their work, accessibility, affordability of contraceptives and to a large extent, culture. This study adopted both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. One hundred and fifty six (156) women between the ages of 15 and 49 were investigated for the quantitative aspect of the study and a focus group for the qualitative aspect. The role of women, place of children, contraceptive perceptions and fertility preferences as told by women formed the sinews of this research.It was found that both old and young women have extended knowledge of contraceptives. Also educational background wasfound to be quite influential oncontraceptive use which increased with increased education. Place of work and whether or not respondent belongs to an association also influenced fertility. Average number of children desired was four.

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APA

Alhassan-Bibarajie, V (2021). The Social Implications Of Contraceptive Use For Women In Yilo District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-social-implications-of-contraceptive-use-for-women-in-yilo-district

MLA 8th

Alhassan-Bibarajie, Victoria "The Social Implications Of Contraceptive Use For Women In Yilo District" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-social-implications-of-contraceptive-use-for-women-in-yilo-district. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

Alhassan-Bibarajie, Victoria . "The Social Implications Of Contraceptive Use For Women In Yilo District". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Apr. 2021. Web. 15 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-social-implications-of-contraceptive-use-for-women-in-yilo-district >.

Chicago

Alhassan-Bibarajie, Victoria . "The Social Implications Of Contraceptive Use For Women In Yilo District" Afribary (2021). Accessed April 15, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-social-implications-of-contraceptive-use-for-women-in-yilo-district