Determinants of Family Planning Service Utilization: The Case of Mojjo Town, Oromia Region

Gashaw, Abebe Gizaw (2009) Determinants of Family Planning Service Utilization: The Case of Mojjo Town, Oromia Region. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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This thesis aims to identify demographic, socio economic and psychological determinants for the family planning services utilization in Mojjo town, Oromia region. The study uses both descriptive and quantitative techniques. The study is cross- sectional study design. Using systematic random sampling techniques 551 samples were taken. Data were collected through questionnaires from women of reproductive age (15-49years).Focus group discussions and key informant interviews were conducted to obtained qualitative information on family planning service utilization. For analysis, the study uses chi-square test and logistic regression model. Women were interviewed on knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning. Knowledge and approval of family planning was high, 91.5% and 82.2% respectively, but the practice of family planning was low. Results showed that only 33.6% ever used any family planning method and 38.3 were currently using any family planning method at the time of the survey. The commonest methods for both ever use and current use were injectable, pills and condom. The commonest source of family planning information was clinics. The logistic model showed that with five and above living children, those literate, those approved family planning methods, discussed with husband/partners and those exposed to mass media have the highest likelihood of utilizing family planning services. Fertility related, opposition, methods related, and access to sources and knowledge were the main reasons for non-users. The information obtained from key informants indicates that the quality of care is also important in influencing the decision by women to utilize family planning services. Based on the results of the study the recommendations include raising women’s education levels, improving their employment opportunities, decreasing the economic, social and psychological value of children and reducing their desire for large families, educating women on the benefits of family planning and increase male involvement in family planning programs.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Tim Khabala
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 13:18

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