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Contraceptive choice at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

Hyacinth E. Onah

Abstract


A retrospective study of the contraceptive choices amongst 787 consecutive clients seen at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria between 1st January 1998 and 31st December 1999 showed that the two most popular contraceptive methods amongst the clients were intrauterine contraceptive device and injectables. Eleven (1.4%) of them were aged 20 years and below. Although the mean number of living children the clients had was 5.4 and 46.6% of them had completed their families, only 17 (2.2%) of the clients chose surgical contraception. There was no correlation between the clients' educational levels and the contraceptive choices. The findings have implications for resource planning and research in Nigerian family planning clinics.


(Global Journal of Medical Science, 2004, 3 (1&2): 29-31)



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gjms.v3i1.10138
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