To Determine The Knowledge And Attitudes On Modern Contraceptive Use Amongst Antenatal Attendees At The Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, South-South, Nigeria

A.O Addah, I.J Abasi, E. H. Ikobho, I. A. Ibrahim
2014 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
It consisted of a set of structured, pretested questionnaires that were administered to consecutive antenatal attendees. Results: A total number 0f 111 pregnant women were enrolled for the study. The mean age of respondents was 28.46 years  4.88 with a range of 18-45 years. Eighty-two percent (82%) of respondents in the study were aware of modern contraceptives. Seventy-nine respondents (71.3%): N= 107 of respondents were able to identify the definition of contraception as a means of
more » ... pregnancy amongst other wrong definitions. Sixty respondents (54.1%) have used one form of contraception before. Conclusion While awareness and knowledge of contraception was high on the surface, respondents have a poorunderstanding of what modern contraceptives are and stand for.
doi:10.9790/0853-13460107 fatcat:skwet4rthnaqvls3olaxrjpl54