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Title: Pattern of contraceptive use among women of child bearing age in Ovujo Health Centre III, Maracha district
Authors: Mundua, Lawrence
Keywords: Contraceptives
Women of child bearing age
Ovujo Health Centre III
Maracha district
Issue Date: Nov-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: The study of the pattern of contraceptive use among women of child bearing age at Ovujo Health Centre III, Maracha district. A cross sectional descriptive study approach was used which involved both quantitative and qualitative method. A simple random method was used to select 30 respondents for the study. The results indicated that knowledge about family planning services was at 57% while those women who had ever used any contraceptive methods was at 67%. The findings exposed myths and misconceptions in relation to pattern of use as well as long distance travelled, few methods offered at H/Cs, rejection by men, poor services and poor attitude by the health providers, drug stock out and influence of church teachings as main factors contributing to low utilization of contraceptives in Ovujo Health Centre. Therefore, a number of socio cultural factors limited utilization of oral contraceptives notably lack of support from men, inadequate knowledge, myths and misconceptions about contraception, over bleeding, weight loss and restriction by the Catholic Church remained key barriers. While facility related factors such as long distance that requires transport money, negative attitude of some of the health workers, long waiting hours, drug stock out, few clinic days, limited choices of methods offered contributed to low utilization of contraception use. There is need for advocacy and health education by district health workers through the local radio talk shows and social gatherings eg. market places on importance of family planning services and the available services with emphasis on addressing the myths and misconceptions plus information education communication materials. Besides, the district health office and other stake holder service providers like Mariestopes International plus the use religious leaders. Uganda should organize outreach programs to overcome the challenges of long distance and limited methods
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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