Assessing the Acceptability of Family Planning Services in the Rural Areas of Cross River State, Nigeria

Ibiang, Eno Itobo, Wofai Eno Ibiang


The purpose of this study is to examine the acceptability of family planning services in rural areas of Cross River State.  The main objective of the study is to identify the relationship between availability of family planning services and the acceptability of the services by rural dwellers as well as identify the determinants of family planning service acceptability.  Survey design was used in the study.  The study population was all women of child bearing age.  A sample size of 600 women was used for the study.  The respondents used in the study were selected randomly using multiple sampling technique.  A structured questionnaire designed to elicit responses on adoption of family planning services was administered to 600 people in the study area.  Data collected from the respondents was analyzed using simple percentages and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).  Based on the analysis, a positive relationship was established between availability of family planning service and the acceptability of the programme by the rural dwellers.  The study also identified the main predictors of family planning service acceptability.In view of the findings of the study, it was concluded that the provision of more family planning services in the rural areas would increase the level of acceptability of family planning services.

Key words: Family planning services, acceptability of family planning, rural dwellers and family sizes

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-12-02

Publication date:June 30th 2020

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