Diffusion and access to information on family planning in Rigachikun community of Kaduna State
This paper explores diffusion and access to information on family planning in Rigachikun Community of Kaduna State. in order to achieve the objectives of this study, the following research questions were raised: What type of information on family planning is available for household in Rigachikun Community? In what ways do household in Rigachikun Community access information on family planning? For what purpose do household use family planning information in Rigachikun Community? What challenges do household face in using information on family planning in Rigachikun Community? survey research design was adopted for the study. Thus, the population of household in Rigachikun community is 5,524. To determine the sample size, the Crejsie & Morgan determining sample size for research activities was used. Based on that, for a population of 5,000 the required sample size is 357. Therefore of the sample size for the study is three hundred and fifty seven (357) household in Rigachikun community. The research instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. Data collected for this study were analyzed using frequency distribution and percentage. The study reveals the following findings: Implant and injectables were the major type of information on family planning available among household in Rigachikun community, Kaduna State. Radio was the major access to information on family planning among household in Rigachikun community, Kaduna State. It was revealed that household in Rigachikun community used information on family planning for the purpose of Improving the health being of women and reduces health risks. Based on the findings of this study, the researcher concluded that Family Planning activities and services were the instruments through which a people or nation use to achieve objectives of reducing poverty, maternal and infant mortality, check population explosion, improve income of its citizens all for a better life. The study recommends that, Government (federal, state & local), individuals, philanthropic organizations and Non-governmental organizations should create awareness on information on the various types of family planning methods such as Information on Male Sterilization and Information on Male & female condoms among household in Rigachikun community.