Year : 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-72

Knowledge, attitude and practice of modern contraception among women of reproductive age in urban area of kano, north-western nigeria

1 Department of Community Medicine, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maitama Sule University/Muhammad Abullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
4 College of Health Sciences, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

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Idris Usman Takai
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University Kano/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomt.jomt_9_19

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Background: The contraceptive prevalence is on the rise worldwide as more people have become informed and aware with a positive attitude toward its practice. This study, therefore, investigates the knowledge, attitude, and practice of modern contraception among women of reproductive age in Kundila Housing Estate, Kano Metropolis, Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted in Kundila Housing Estate, Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State. Using a multistage sampling, 183 women of reproductive age were selected and interviewed using an interviewer-administered questionnaire with both open and close-ended questions. Results: The age of the respondents ranged from 15 to 49 years with a mean of 29.5 ± 8.0 years and majority 44 (24.0%) were aged 25–29 years. Most of the respondents (96.7%) were aware of the concept of modern contraception, and 85.8% of them had adequate knowledge. Majority of the respondents (70.5%) recommended the introduction of family planning lessons in schools, whereas 29.5% did not agree. Similarly, 60.7% of respondents were found to have good practice of modern contraception and majority of them obtained reproductive services from the primary health centers. Educational level, family structure, and duration from last childbirth were found to be significantly associated with the knowledge of modern contraception among the respondents. Conclusion: This study further affirms the positive attitude of women in Kano Metropolis toward the use and practice of contraception.

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