A study to determine acceptance and family planning practices among women in Siavonga district.

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Kadantu, Mable Chongo.
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The study was conducted in Kariba, Matua and Lusitu rural health centre catchment areas in Siavonga District. The objective of the study was to determine acceptance and family planning practices among women in Siavonga District and to make recommendations to the relevant authorities. Acceptance of contraceptives by women is a world wide controversy. Literature review focused on knowledge and acceptance of family planning practices on Global, Regional and National perspectives. A non interventional descriptive design which employs a quantitative approach was used. The study setting was in matua, Kariba and Lusitu Rural Health centre catchment areas in Siavonga District. A multi- stage sampling technique was used to select the number of units which constituted a study sample of 50 respondents and these were aged 15-49 years. An interview schedule was used to collect data. A pilot study was conducted before the main study and necessary adjustments were made to the research instrument. Data was analyzed manually using a scientific calculator. Data was presented in the form of frequency tables and pie charts. Cross tabulations were used to determine special relationships between variables. The study revealed that out of the respondents who were using contraceptives, 90% obtained contraceptives, from health facilities 64% from the Chemist, 24% from friends and 22% obtained their contraceptives from the retail shops . Results indicated that health facilities were the largest suppliers of contraceptives followed by the Chemists.
Birth control. , Family planning --Women --Developing countries. , Contraception --Zambia.