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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-8

Contraceptive Utilisation among Grandmultiparas in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria


Departmnt of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Maiduguri, Teaching Hospital Maiduguri, Borno State

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B G Bako
Departmnt of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Maiduguri, Teaching Hospital Maiduguri, Borno State

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Objective - To determine contraceptive utilisation and the factors influencing its use among grand multiparas in UMTH,Maiduguri, Nigeria Method - A cross-sectional, descriptive study assessed the pattern of contraceptive utilisation among grand multiparas using a pretested interviewer based questionnaire and analysis was done using SPSS version 13.0 statistical package Results - Four hundred women were interviewed, 55.32% (221/400) of the women had used a contraceptive method for the purpose of spacing their children and 35.5% (141/400) used modern methods of contraception. The most commonly used modern method was the hormonal contraceptives (30.8% used injectable and 14.0% used oral contraceptive pills), followed by intrauterine device in 7.2% while 14.5% of the women relied on Lactational amenorrhea (LAM). Contraceptive use is higher among educated women, Muslim women and those women whose spouses are positively disposed to contraception (p=0.001, p=0.028 and p=0.001 respectively). Conclusion - There is high Contraceptive utilisation among grandmultiparas in UMTH, Maiduguri and the injectable contraceptive is the commonest method


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