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KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS AND PRACTICE OF LACTATIONAL AMENORROHEA AMONG WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE IN AKOKO SOUTH-WEST AREA, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Little is known about lactational amenorrhea as a contraceptive method among women of childbearing age. Our study
aims at examining the level of awareness, knowledge, and practice of LAM by women especially nursing mothers visiting
the Primary Health Care Clinics around Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. A cross sectional
design was used for this study. Random sampling technique was used to select 130 women of childbearing
age. Data were collected with a self-developed validated questionnaire; the collected data were analyzed. The result
reveals that majority of the respondents are within 26 to 35years, Christians and their educational status is secondary school leaving certificate. Lastly majority of the respondents are public servants. The result further shows that the perception level of women on Lactational Amenorrhea Method as a form of contraceptive method is low (39.82%), the
knowledge level is poor (32%), and lastly, the barriers to the adoption and practice of Lactational Amenorrhea Method as a form of contraceptive method are that LAM is for a short time, lack of knowledge and lack of motivation. It is therefore recommended that radio and television jingles, the use of community health educators and other personnel with individual decision to adhere strictly to its adoption and practice are the most cited possible intervention methods
for promotion of lactational amenorrhea adoption and practice among women of childbearing age.

  • FATILE | O. | ADEBIMPE | bimpeolufat@yahoo.co.uk | +2348034017063, OLABISI | Olanike | C. | olamike.enlade@aaua.edu.ng | +2348029068310, MAKANJUOLA | Osuolale | J. | moi750@gmail.com | +234, FATILE | ELIJAH | O. | eloufat@yahoo.com | +234
  • : Breastfeeding: Childbearing: Women: lactational amenorrhea, contraceptive
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