Enhancing Contraceptive Adoption among Nigerian Women in Agriculture Via Reproductive Health Information Intervention: Evidence from Ekiti State, Nigeria

Babalola D. A, Owolabi Adenike Aarinola, Babalola Y.T, Madukoma Ezinwanye


Background: existing body of literature has established that contraceptive use among the Nigeria women is very poor. A major mitigating factors is also said to be lack of proper family planning contraceptive information, as a result, contraceptive prevalent rate is low in Nigeria.Objective: This paper sought to bring out certain factors that are inhibiting the adoption of contraceptive especially among female farmers of reproductive age (15 – 49) in Ekiti state Nigeria. Methods: focus group discussion was employed to gather data among the study population with a sample size of 350 in 16 LGAs/ ADPs of Ekiti State.Conclusion: the study concluded that many of the female farmers and other women in their community have scanty proper contraceptive information and this gap has contributed to wrong mind sets and reluctance to adopt the use of family planning contraceptive methods, especially the long-lasting methods.

Keywords:Contraceptive, Contraceptive Adoption, Contraceptive Prevalent Rate, Family Planning, Reproductive Health Information, Female Farmers,

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/12-3-02

Publication date:May 31st 2022


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