Assessment of factors affecting family planning service utilization among women of reproductive age in Jinja municipality

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Kampala International University. School of Health Sciences (Western Campus)
Introduction Uganda also has a high unmet need for FP services of 41% (UDHS 2006), (Shane Khan 2008). The contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of Uganda is 26% (UDHS 2010).Among married women, it has recently improved from 24% to 30% and 54% among unmarried women (UDHS 2011), which is still unfortunately low. On that basis a study was undertaken in Jinja municipality to assess factors affecting family planning service utilization. Methodology Women of reproductive age were recruited to participate in the study. These were randomly selected in Jinja municipality. Quantitative data was collected using a structured questionnaire which was later tallied then put in frequencies and percentages. Using Microsoft excel 2007 data was presented using tables and graphs. Results Results indicated that women in Jinja municipality were knowledgeable of Family planning services. This was regarding accessibility at 83.3% (60) costs, and the various method of family planning. Social-economic characteristics affected FP utilization. Women between the ages of 35-44 were the majority at (73.7%). Majority were married (84.0%)either monogamous or polygamous,(76.5%) were educated compared to( 60%) that were primary dropouts, and 42% were house wives. Most variables have a positive relationship with family planning save for religion. Conclusion The results show that family planning utilization increases with age .It also shows that the level of education of the respondents is not a major influence of family planning utilization. Recommendations Particular emphasis on FP service of adolescents. Improve accessibility and availability of all FP services. Improving formal female education and need for FP counseling to be universally
A research project report submitted in partial fulfillment for the award of a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University November, 2018
Family planning service utilization, Women of reproductive