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COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICE TOWARDS THE USE OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES IN MAFIA DISTRICT, TANZANIA

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dc.contributor.author Jeckoniah, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-15T13:36:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-15T13:36:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 1821-875X
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2805
dc.description.abstract Use of family planning services has potential to contribute into improving the health of millions of women and children. This paper explored the community knowledge attitude and practice about family planning services in Mafia District. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design and questionnaire was the main method for data collection. Descriptive statistical analysis and summated likert scale was computed to find the distribution of responses and relationship of key study variables. The study found that the level of knowledge about family planning services was high and majority of respondents had positive attitude about family planning services. However, use of family planning services was very low. Misconceptions about family planning services were also found. The paper recommends for the organizations involved in promoting use of family planning services to device interventions to improve utilization of the family planning services by addressing barriers to low usage of the services. The government and non governmental organizations should also continue provide more education and awareness in order to correct the misconceptions to ensure more people use the services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject family planning en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject attitudes en_US
dc.subject practice en_US
dc.subject Mafia. en_US
dc.title COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICE TOWARDS THE USE OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES IN MAFIA DISTRICT, TANZANIA en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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