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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE UTILIZATION OF MODERN FAMILY CONTRACEPTIVES AMONG WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN IKOT OFFIONG AMBAI COMMUNITY, AKPABUYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, CROSS RIVER STATE

This study assessed the utilization of modern family contraceptives among women of reproductive age in Ikot Offiong Ambai community in Akpabuyo local government area. The descriptive research design was adopted for this study. A simple random sampling technique was adopted and balloting by replacement was done to select a total of 154 women of reproductive age (15-49 years) from the health facility, using the Taro Yamane’s sample size estimation formula. The instrument used for the study was a self-developed structured questionnaire divided into three (3) sections and consisting of 18 items. The validity and reliability of the instrument was ascertained, the reliability coefficient score is 0.71. The result presented in frequency and percentages. The result of this study observed that the level of awareness of family planning by respondent is high. Further findings showed that religion, spousal influence and sex preference are factors influencing the utilization modern methods of family planning, but income is not a factor. It was recommended that, there should be added efforts in creating awareness on the benefits of modern family planning utilization by government and non-government parastatals so as to aid in the achievement of Millennium Developmental goal five.

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