Knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning services in Bukwo Sub County, Bukwo District

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Globally and locally in Uganda family planning is promoted to enable individuals and couples to space and limit birth. FP is the best approach to address reproductive health, maternal mortality rate, neonatal and infant mortality rate. Family Planning promotion is based on demographics and health concerns and basic human rights, clients can use either AFP or NFP methods but none is 100% effective, although AFP is more effective than NFP. This study was done to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Family Planning in Women of Reproductive age, in Bukwo Sub-County Bukwo District and in an attempt to accomplish it. It was found out that despite the many factors hindering it, most respondents knew Modern methods of family planning but hardly used the methods. Poor attitude of the male partners, low education level, religious beliefs and fear of side effects were the major factors hindering use of FP among women. Drama shows in schools, promoting youth friendly services in the health sector and radio talk shows on family planning methods are some recommendations
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
Family planning, Family planning services, Bukwo Sub County, Bukwo District