Perception, Prevalence and Predictors of Contraceptives use Among Women in
Rural Communities of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory
Sabastine Ndubisi Esomonu1* , Apagu Dan Gadzama1, Mary R Mathew2, Ossai N Edmund3, Michael E Aghahowa4 and Jenny A Momoh2
1Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Board, 9, Orlu Street, Area 3, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
2Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Federal University Lafia, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
3Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
4Department of Surgery, Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
5Department of Community Medicine, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Sabastine Ndubisi Esomonu, Federal Capital Territory
Primary Health Care Board, 9, Orlu Street, Area 3, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.
June 22, 2023; Published: July 14, 2023
The use of contraception allows for spacing of pregnancies, and can delay pregnancies in young women who are at increased risk of health problems and death from early childbearing. Contraceptives enable women who wish to limit the size of their families to do so. Evidence has shown that women who have more than 4 children are at increased risk of maternal mortality and infant mortality rate is 45% higher when births are separated less than 2 years . Furthermore, despite widespread availability and awareness about contraceptive services, poor contraceptives use among women globally continues to pose significant socioeconomic challenge for individuals and society .
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