Temporal variation in the utilization of contraceptives among clients of private health facilities in Kogi State, Nigeria
Anne C. Taiwo, Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Nigeria
Adeyinka Emiola, Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Nigeria
Grace E. Delano, Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)
ARFH collaborated with the private health facilities to enhance access to contraceptive services in Kogi state. The study assessed the trend in the utilization of family planning (FP)methods 2006 and 2010.Method: The study was cross-sectional, involved the use of questionnaires to assess the utilization of contraceptives among exit-clients of the project facilities. 133 clients were sampled randomly. Difference in the utilization over time was established using ANOVA. Results: 85% clients were married, 67% were literate and regular clients of the facilities. ANOVA showed a significant difference over time in the use of IUCD (P=0.00, 95% CI: -7246.25 and -5223.9) and oral contraceptive pills (P=0.00, 95% CI: -86.9 and -74.9). Barrier, pills, injectable and IUCD methods were mostly utilized.Conclusion: The utilization of FP methods tends to increase over longer duration of project. Long term interventions to increase the use of long-acting contraceptive methods in Nigeria are recommended.