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Profiling Of Contraceptive Acceptors And Services In A Secondary Health Care Facility In The Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria

P.I Okonta
F.N Ugoji
H.A Abedi


Background: Increase in contraceptive uptake is a key strategy to reduce unplanned pregnancy and maternal mortality. Reviews of contraceptive uptake and services provide data for assessing progress. Method: A five year review of contraceptive acceptors and service at the Central Hospital, Warri. Results: A total of 528 contraceptive acceptors were seen during the 5 year period. The mean age was 34.2+ 2.3 years. More clients practiced contraception for child spacing (56.4%) than for limiting family size (39.8%). The IUCD, Hormonal Injectables, pills and condoms were available for clients. The IUCD was the preferred contraceptive accepted. Age and parity but not education were significantly associated with type of contraceptive chosen. Conclusion: The range of contraceptives offered clients needs to be expanded and the information management system

Key words: Clients, contraceptives, Niger-Delta

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