Assessments of Women Education in Family Planning at House Hold Level. A Case of Ilala Municipality

Lusajo , Fumbo George (2016) Assessments of Women Education in Family Planning at House Hold Level. A Case of Ilala Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the women education in family planning at house hold level of Ilala Municipality as a case study. Specifically, to assess the knowledge on family planning methods among women attending in Ilala Municipality, to examine the socio-economic factors influencing women education in family planning in Ilala Municipality, to assess reasons influencing family planning choices among women at Ilala Municipality. Data was gathered from 107 respondents, 100 respondents were women from Segerea ward, Kinyerezi ward, Kimanga ward and Tabata ward and 7 municipal health officials. Simple random and purposive were used in sampling techniques to a population of Ilala Municipality. Collected data (both primary and secondary) were coded and analyzed by using a special program known as Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and Microsoft Excel 2007. The findings showed family planning knowledge is high among the respondents, however service utilization is low. The governments and health program stakeholders have tried to their level best to provide information of education to the society about family planning. Modern contraceptive items were not a hundred percent provided freely to the women hence one has to incur some costs to get that service although the government provides some contraceptive items free or on low costs. It is recommended that there is the need to achieve a goal by improving the standard of living, and quality of life of families, through fertility control policies, to reduce large family size and in effect decrease population growth in general. The clients are becoming knowledgeable and aware of issues concerning their health and need to be trained as information disseminators and health educators in gender sensitivity

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:10
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1536

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