Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205--207

Contraceptive choices among women in Zaria, Nigeria


N Ameh, ST Sule 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

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N Ameh
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

AIMS/OBJECTIVE: To study the choice of contraceptive usage and the factors responsible for such choices in northern Nigeria. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. SUBJECTS: New clients attending the reproductive health centre. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Choice of contraceptive, reason for choice, knowledge and source of knowledge about contraceptives. RESULTS: Four hundred and eighteen clients were interviewed. Three hundred and seventy two (89%) knew at least one method of contraception; 50.7% used injectable contraceptives, 22.5% intrauterine contraceptive devices, 13.9% Norplant and 10.3% oral contraceptive pills. One hundred and forty four (34.5%) were referred by midwives and 25.6% by other nurses. ConclusionS: The most commonly used contraceptive in our environment is the injectable method.


How to cite this article:
Ameh N, Sule S T. Contraceptive choices among women in Zaria, Nigeria.Niger J Clin Pract 2007;10:205-207


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Ameh N, Sule S T. Contraceptive choices among women in Zaria, Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2007 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];10:205-207
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