Assessment of Socio Cultural Factors Affecting the Utilization of Family Planning Services: The Case of Haramaya town Bate Kebele

Selam Mera


In Ethiopia socio cultural factors are highly determine the utilization of family planning services. There are many socio cultural factors that contributes to low contraceptive use, high fertility rate, un meet need of family planning services among these: religion, culture,  misconception  and social norm as a barriers to universal untaken of contraceptive use in Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to assess socio cultural factors affecting the utilization of family planning services: The case of Haramaya town Bate kebele.This study was used different research methodology like, cross-sectional studies, with in research approach, the study was used mixed research approach, and also the study was obtained information from primary and secondary data sources. In addition to this, study was employed Interview and Survey methods. The study was used non-probability sampling techniques, with these techniques particularly purposive (Judgmental), and through this technique the researcher was selected 98 samples and also the researcher was analyzed the qualitative and quantitative data, that get from interview and questionnaire through narration, percentages and frequency. The Findings of this study was religious fundamentalists who are not take family planning services, and also they condemned individuals who used family planning services and Culture give much value to children. Family planning challenged by tradition it means the mainstream culture toward family planning, society perception, society perceive the concept family planning in a negative sense, it lead to imbalance of ministration, sterilization, over fatty and other negative explanation are given to the services. Both governmental and non-governmental health care institutions should strongly attach each other for the mitigating of socio-cultural factors affecting on family planning services utilization.

Key words: Culture, Contraceptive use, Family planning

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-21-06

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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