A study on factors contributing to inadequate male involvement in family planning in sesheke district.

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Mapani, P Miyoba.
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The main objective of the study was to establish factors that contribute to inadequate male involvement in family planning in Sesheke District, so that ultimately areas that need intervention are identified. Literature from various scholars globally, regionally and nationally was reviewed on male involvement in family planning. A descriptive study design with both qualitative and quantitative dimensions was used. The study population was men aged between 15-49 years. A pilot study was done in Katima-muiilo (Zambia) .The study was conducted in five residential areas in Sesheke District. A probability sampling method known as simple random sampling using the lottery technique was used to select the respondents. Data was collected using a structured interview schedule from 50 respondents, 10 from each residential area. Data was analyzed manually using a data master sheet and has been presented in form of frequency tables, pie charts, bar graphs and cross tabulations which were used to determine special relationships between variables. Study findings revealed that 98% of the men knew at least one method of family planning and 64% of the respondents had high knowledge in matters relating to family planning. The study also revealed that marital status and educational attainment had an influence on knowledge of family planning. The major sources of information on family planning among the men were friends (92%), radio (74%) and television (50%).
Family planning --Zambia. , Male contraception --Zambia. , Men --Zambia --Attitudes.