The Problems And Prospects Of Family Planning Services In The University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar

  • NC Osuchukwu
  • EC Osuchukwu
Keywords: Problems, Prospects, Family planning, Calabar


The focus of this research was to study the problems and prospects of family planning services in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. The Levels of poverty, income and health education of the clients were studied. The main source of data and information was a structured questionnaire. A sample of 200 respondents were randomly selected out of which 180 of them fully completed and returned the questionnaires for analysis. The major findings of the study were that some economic and socio-cultural factors hindered the application and acceptance of family planning service by clients in the UCTH Calabar. There was significant relationship between clients' income level and the acceptance of modern family methods. There was a significant relationship between clients' levels of health education and the acceptance of modern FP services. There was also significant relationship between levels of funding and staffing by the Teaching Hospital and application of modern FP services by clients who patronize these services. Based on these findings, the study recommended that the federal, state and Local Governments should direct some resources to the funding of health services, including FP services in order to improve citizens' access to health care delivery services and thus promote the health of citizens. Deliberate efforts should be made by the management of UCTH Calabar to train and retrain health services providers to equip them with knowledge, skills and new ideas required for the handling of clients with all types of FP problems

Keywords: Problems, Prospects, Family planning, Calabar

Global Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 7 (1) 2008: pp. 43-48

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