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Use of traditional and modern contraceptives among childbearing women: findings from a mixed methods study in two southwestern Nigerian states

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2018
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Title
Use of traditional and modern contraceptives among childbearing women: findings from a mixed methods study in two southwestern Nigerian states
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BMC Public Health, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5522-6
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Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Wilson Akpan

Abstract

Contraceptive use has numerous health benefits such as preventing unplanned pregnancies, ensuring optimum spacing between births, reducing maternal and child mortality, and improving the lives of women and children in general. This study examines the level of contraceptive use, its determinants, reasons for non-use of contraception among women in the reproductive age group (18-49 years) in two southwestern Nigerian states. The study adopted an interviewer-administered questionnaire to collect data from 809 participants selected using a 3-stage cluster random sampling technique. We also conducted 46 in-depth interviews. In order to investigate the association between the socio-demographic variables and use of contraceptive methods, we estimated the binary logistic regression models. The findings indicated that knowledge of any methods of contraception was almost universal among the participants. The rates of ever use and current use of contraception was 80 and 66.6%, respectively. However, only 43.9% of the participants had ever used any modern contraceptive methods, considered to be more reliable. The fear of side effects of modern contraceptive methods drove women to rely on less effective traditional methods (withdrawal and rhythm methods). Some women employed crude and unproven contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancies. Our findings show that the rate of contraceptive use was high in the study setting. However, many women chose less effective traditional contraceptive methods over more effective modern contraceptive methods due to fear of side effects of the latter. Patient education on the various options of modern contraceptives, their side effects and management would be crucial towards expanding the family planning services in the study setting.

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Unknown 413 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 62 15%
Student > Bachelor 47 11%
Researcher 34 8%
Student > Postgraduate 30 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 6%
Other 46 11%
Unknown 169 41%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 74 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 73 18%
Social Sciences 36 9%
Chemistry 6 1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 1%
Other 33 8%
Unknown 186 45%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 March 2019.
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#3,581,113
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#70,254
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#125
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