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Practices of Contraception among Married Women in Kwara State: Implications for Counselling Practice

LO Adegboyega

Abstract


This study investigated the practices of contraception among married women in Kwara State.

Descriptive survey was employed for the study and a questionnaire was used to collect data. Mean and rank order was used to answer the research question while Analysis of Variance was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.

Findings revealed that the common practices of contraception among married women in Kwara State involve the use of condom by their spouses, engaging in sexual intercourse during safe period and avoidance of sex during ovulation period. The study also revealed that no significant difference was found in the practices of contraception among married women in Kwara State based on age, religion, educational attainment and number of children.

It was therefore recommended that married women of different educational backgrounds, especially those with lower qualifications should be regularly enlightened and encouraged on contraception practices.

Keywords:Practices, Contraception, Married Women, Kwara State.




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