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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2020, 8(3), 100-104
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-8-3-4
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Does Family Planning Messages Exposure in the Preceding 12 Months Period Predict the Current Use of a Modern Family Planning Method among Women of Reproductive Age in Nigeria?

Olalekan Seun Olagunju1, 2, Bolarinwa Afolabi Obasanjo3, 2, , Erinfolami Peter Temitope1, 2, Ogunmola Saliu1, 2, Ibinaiye Taiwo1, 4, Zakirai Musa1, 5, Elizabeth Omoluabi1 and Tesleem Kayode Babalola3

1Centre for Research Evaluation, Resources and Development (CRERD), Ile-Ife, Nigeria

2Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

3Department of Public Health, School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

4Malaria Consortium, Nigeria

5National Population Commission Nigeria

Pub. Date: June 12, 2020

Cite this paper:
Olalekan Seun Olagunju, Bolarinwa Afolabi Obasanjo, Erinfolami Peter Temitope, Ogunmola Saliu, Ibinaiye Taiwo, Zakirai Musa, Elizabeth Omoluabi and Tesleem Kayode Babalola. Does Family Planning Messages Exposure in the Preceding 12 Months Period Predict the Current Use of a Modern Family Planning Method among Women of Reproductive Age in Nigeria?. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2020; 8(3):100-104. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-8-3-4


This study examined how exposure to Family Planning (FP) information can influence modern contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in Nigeria. The study used a secondary dataset from the PMA2020/NGR4 conducted in 2017. A total of 11,380 females were interviewed, which is the sample size for this study. Data analysis included Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate techniques. Bivariate analysis findings showed that exposure to FP information was higher among those who know a place to obtain FP services. However, other exposure such as via radio, television, newspapers, told at the health facility are also significantly associated with the modern use of FP in Nigeria (p-value <0.05). Binary logistic regression showed that show that women who heard FP information on the radio were 0.23 times as likely to report using contraception compared to those who did not. To improve family planning use various ways of conveying family planning messages should be encouraged because multiple information sources on contraception help retain the message better and extend the reach of the campaign on family planning use.

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