Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Page: 239-247
Assessment of Factors Affecting Long acting of Family Planning Utilization in Adigrat Town, Tigray, North-East Ethiopia
Addis Adera Gebru, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, Woldia, Ethiopia
Atsede Fantahun Areas, Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Kahsu Gebrekirstos Gebrekidan, Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Woldegebriel Gebregziabher Kahsay, Department of Nursing, College of health science, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia
Weldegebral Gebru Tekle, Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Yefter Woldemicheal Hailu, Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Received: May 30, 2015;       Accepted: Jun. 16, 2015;       Published: Jul. 4, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150304.16      View  4588      Downloads  170
Back Ground: Family planning is a key to slowing unsustainable population growth and the resulting negative impacts on the economy, environment, and national and regional development efforts. Furthermore, the methods considered “long-acting” in this context are –Intera Uterine Devices and implants, vasectomy and female sterilization are considered “permanent family planning methods.” Pills, injectable, such as Depo-Provera are considered “short-acting family planning methods “because their lengths of action are only from 1 to 3 months. Objectives: To assess factors affecting of long acting family planning utilization in Adigrat town, Tigray, Ethiopia. Methods: A Community based cross-sectional study design was conducted, from August 27, 2014 -September, 15, 2014 at six kebele of Adigrat town. . A total of 130 women at age group between 15-49 years old who have used short acting and long acting family planning methods were involved in the study. The data’s were collected through structured pre-tested self-administered questionnaires. Data was edited, clearance an analyzed using SPSS version 16.0 statistical package. The findings of the study were summarized and presented using tables, descriptive measures and statistical diagrams. The P-value of <0.05 was used for significance of the study. Result: Out of the total respondent, 130(100%) were female. Majority of them 50(38.5%) were between 25-29 years old. shows that more than half of subjects 92(70.8%) had known their own HIV status. The result also indicated that the highest percentage of participants28 (21.56%), who are using inject able contraceptive, were at age between 25-29 years old. Followed by 12(9.2%) were used implant, 5(3.85%) were used IUCD. 5(3.85%) were used pills at age between 30-34 years old. Conclusion and recommendation: To motivate the using contraceptive and to clear the misconception about family planning the recruitment programs, and Health information communication training and motivation about purpose of Long acting family planning should be strengthen. It is recommended that can intensive family planning methods training and motivation program should be maintained this will allow people to be well informed turning the positive attitude of saving life through family planning to a regular practice and finally we would like to recommend the need to carry out more detailed study regarding long acting family planning.
Family Planning, Long Acting, Contraceptive
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Addis Adera Gebru, Atsede Fantahun Areas, Kahsu Gebrekirstos Gebrekidan, Woldegebriel Gebregziabher Kahsay, Weldegebral Gebru Tekle, Yefter Woldemicheal Hailu, Assessment of Factors Affecting Long acting of Family Planning Utilization in Adigrat Town, Tigray, North-East Ethiopia, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 239-247. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150304.16
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