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Evaluate Use and Barriers to Accessing Family Planning Services among Reproductive Age Women in the White Nile, Rural Districts, Sudan

Introduction: Now a day and due to increased use of family planning methods, the fertility rate becomes decreased. The use of family planning will assist individuals and couples to maintain certain objectives like to avoid unwanted pregnancy and births. Objective: The objectives to conduct this survey are to identify the level of utilization of modern planning services. As well as, determine factors associated with utilization of modern family planning services among Married women of reproductive age (in While Nile – Sudan). Method: A community based cross-sectional study design was conducted among married women of reproductive. The data were collected from 200 study subjects by face to face interview technique by using a structured questionnaire. Multivariate analyses were done to check the association between dependent variables and each independent variable. The level of statistical significance was identified. Result: That most (43.0%) of respondents belonged to the age category of 30 to 39. Moreover, about two thirds (67.0%) of respondents had a primary level of education. Also, almost half (43.5%) of the respondents were Housewife. Contraceptive method reported to be used was Oral Contraceptives Pills (OCPs) (75.5%), followed by Prolonged Breast feeding, which is not wean their children for at least 2 years and is believed to provide contraception (10.0%), while the least 2 reported types were Condom (1.5%) and skin patch (1.0%). Users of contraceptive methods (57.7%) reported that inadequate financial support as one factor that hinder the use of modern contraceptive methods followed by a refusal by husband 25.0%. As for non-users 35.0% reported that religious beliefs will hinder their use of contraceptive methods. There was a significant association between availability, religious beliefs and refusals by husband and contraceptive methods use (p<0.001). Conclusion: This study appointed that modern family planning methods are high in White Nle and the key significant associated factors of modern family planning utilization and use were found. The prominent barriers detected among user are none finical support and among non-user is religious factor.


Afaf Abdalla Adam Abdalla and Ensaf Hassan Ahmmed

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