Factors influencing utilization of family planning services amongst the adolescents in sinazongwe district.
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The purpose of this study was to determine factors influencing low utilization of family planning services among adolescents in Sinazongwe District in Southern Province. Literature review was conducted on some studies done globally, regionally, and nationally. The literature has shown that several studies have been published on adolescent utilization of family planning services. Literature revealed that low educational level, knowledge of family planning, attitude of staff has a great influence on the utilization of family planning amongst the adolescents. A non interventional quantitative descriptive research design was conducted among the adolescents in five different health centres in Sinazongwe District. A semi structured interview schedule was used to collect data from the respondents. A sample of fifty respondents was selected from five different health centres using a simple random sampling method from adolescents aged 13 to 19 years. The findings revealed that 56% of the respondents were aged 17 and 19 years. Most (78%) of the respondents were single and 75% were females who had attained basic education.
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