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Knowledge of Contraceptives and Unmet Needs of Family Planning among Adolescents Aged 15-19 Years
Authors: Bernard Temitayo Ayobami
Source: Texila International Journal of Public Health, Volume 4, Issue 4
Topic(s): Contraception
Unmet need
Country: Africa
Published: DEC 2016
Abstract: Background: It is essential to cater to unmet needs of contraception among the adolescent group if meaningful strides are to be achieved in the uptake of contraception and prevention of unwanted pregnancies in the society. Objective: The main objective of the study is to assess the extent of knowledge and unmet needs of family planning among adolescents aged 15-20 years. Methodology: Secondary data from the 2013 NDHS will be used. The sample was selected using a stratified three-stage cluster design consisting of 904 clusters, 372 in urban areas and 532 in rural areas. A representative sample of 40,680 households was selected for the survey, with a minimum target of 943 completed interviews per state. A complete listing of households and a mapping exercise were carried out for each cluster over two months. The resulting lists of households serving as the sampling frame for the selection of regular households. A fixed sample take of45 households were selected per cluster. Data analysis: Analyses of quantitative data will be done in SPSS version 20. Chi-square test will be used to measure the strength of associations between the various variables where a p value of = or < 0.05 will be considered statistically significant.