International Journal of Public Health, Pharmacy and Pharmacology (IJPHPP)

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Factors Influencing Contraceptive Use Among Traders in Boundary Market of Ajeromi Ifelodun, LGA, Lagos State (Published)

It is the intentional prevention of conception or impregnation during sexual activity through natural or man-made means. The widely accepted strategy is regulating and controlling fertility through contraception. Contraceptive use has been known to have numerous health benefits in the area of preventing unplanned pregnancies, ensuring optimum spacing between births, reducing maternal and child mortality, and improving the lives of women and children in general. This study is on factors influencing contraceptive use among traders in Boundary market of Ajeromi.Ifelodun. A quantitative research design was used for the study. A calculated sample size of 370 was gotten from the target population of 2645. Questionnaire was used to collect data from only the consented traders. The findings of the study reveals that 9(2.6%) of the respondents representing had poor knowledge of contraceptives, 176(50%), had moderate knowledge while 167(47.4%) had high knowledge of contraceptives. This means. most of the respondents had good knowledge of contraceptives while the perceived factors influencing contraceptive use identified among the traders were partner’s disapproval of use of contraceptives, in-frequent sex with spouse, financial implication, fear of side effects, religious inclinations, and cultural beliefs. Also, there was no significant association between socio-demographic characteristics and background knowledge of contraceptives among traders in Boundary market. It is recommended that stakeholders in the health committee of the market should liase with nearby health facility for quarterly outreach program in the market pending the availability of their own health facility.

Keywords: Contraceptives, Factors Influencing, traders

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