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Title: Factors contributing to low utilization of family planning methods amongst adolescents attending family planning clinic at Adjumani Hospital, Adjumani District
Authors: Kiden, Pennina
Keywords: Family planning methods
Issue Date: May-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: Globally, approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies worldwide are accounted for low utilization of family planning methods during adolescent and postpartum period. Young people’s sexual and reproductive health affects their lives and the health of the global community. The purpose of this study was to find out factors contributing to low utilization of Family Planning Methods amongst adolescents attending family planning Mclinic at Adjumani Hospital, Adjumani District. A cross-sectional and descriptive study which employed quantitative method of data collection was used for a period of four weeks and the study was conducted at Family Planning clinic in Adjumani Hospital. A purposive sampling method was used. Only 45 adolescent aged 12 to 20 years old attending Family Planning clinic freely assented/consented to participate in the study. The results showed 25 (56%) of the adolescent were of age range 18-20 years than few 5 (11%) who were 12-14 years, 31 (69%) participants their culture allow use of FP method. Only 14 (31%) participants whose culture does not allow use of family planning method revealed that FP affects their fertility and said the culture considered it as a crime in the community. Nearly 38 (84%) have ever visited family planning clinic while very few 7 (16%) have not visited, most 27 (71%) were attended by Nurse while only few 3 (8%) were attended by Doctor.
Description: A research report submitted to Uganda nurses and midwives’ examinations board in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Diploma in Nursing Sciences.
Appears in Collections:Diploma in Nursing Sciences(Extension) DNS

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