Title : Knowledge, Perception and utilization of hormonal contraceptives among women (15-45) years in Abia state, Nigeria"
Hormonal contraceptives are synthetic oestrogen and/or progestogen administered orally, parenterally or by implants. mostly oral contraceptives (OC) are hormone containing medications that are taken by mouth to prevent pregnancy which includescombined oral contraceptive pill (COC)and progesterone (progestin) only pill(PO) or mini pills. The COCsuppresses ovulation, thickening cervical mucus thereby preventing sperm penetration, reducing sperm transport along the genital tract and making the endometrium unsuitable for implantation. that OCsthat are highly effective (0.1-0.8 pregnancies/100 women during the first year of use) within 12 hours. The researcher worked on KNOWLEGDE, PERCEPTION AND UTILIAZATION OF HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES AMONG WOMEN (15-45) YEARS IN ABIA STATE,
Objectives: To access holistic frequency and usage of hormonal contraceptives among women (15-45) years in Abia State.
Methodology: The researcher adopted a cross sectional descriptive study for this research. Six Local Government Area out of 17 LGAs of the state were chosen using simple random sampling and also adopted balloting method to select the women who participated in the chosen communities of the selected six LGAs.
Result: Of the 525 participants, 81(15.4%) and 123(23.4%) were from Abia North, 113(215%) were from Abia Central 58(11.0%) and 116(22.1%) were Aba South. 34(6.5%). 288(54.9%) used oral pills, 225(42.9%) use injectable, 155(29.5%) used implant while 58(11%) use other types of hormonal contraceptives. 134(25.5%) have used hormonal contraceptives for 2 months to 1 year. 140(26.7%) for 2 years to 5 years, 65(12.4%) for 6 years to 10 years, 79(15%) indicated ‘Others” while 107(20.4%) did not supply the information.