Awareness of Contraceptive Methods amongst Married Male Population of Ekpoma, Nigeria
The impact of contraception on the population growth rate of Nigeria has been described as “little”, thereby prompting several questions on what the problems might be. This study therefore, reassesses the level of awareness of contraceptive methods amongst married male population of Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. The study population comprised of 640 married men and data was collected using a well-structured questionnaire. The results showed that awareness of contraceptive methods is high. Although comparatively, pills (for females), male condom (for male) and withdrawal (for couple co-operation) method, were the better known contraceptives. It is our opinion therefore, that the relevant authorities take advantage of such level of awareness amongst married men to initiate programs that would educate them about the significance of responsible parenthood, particularly on how it applies to Nigeria.
Key Words: Family planning, Population, Married Men, Awareness, Contraceptive