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Ajah et al. (2015) – Male Partner Involvement in Female Contraceptive Choices in Nigeria


Opposition by male partners is one of the barriers to contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa. The study aimed at determining the extent of male partner involvement in female contraceptive (FP) choices in Enugu, south-east Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to 243 consecutive women attendee of family planning clinic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu from January to June, 2012. A total of 137 women made contraceptive decisions jointly with their partners, which gave a male involvement rate of 56.4%. Only respondents’ higher age (≥ 35 years) had significant association with male partner involvement in FP choices (odds ratio (OR) = 2.1; 95% confidence interval: 1.22, 3.51; p = 0.008). Covert contraceptive use rate was 4.9% (12/243). A majority of women attending the FP clinic of UNTH, Enugu involved their partners when making contraceptive choices. Male-partner-targeted family planning programme has the potential to increase uptake of contraception in our environment.


Ajah, Leonard O., Cyril Chukwudi Dim, Hyginus Uzo Ezegwui, Chukwuemeka Anthony Iyoke, and Emmanuel Onyebuchi Ugwu2015. “Male Partner Involvement in Female Contraceptive Choices in Nigeria.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 35(6):628–31. doi:10.3109/01443615.2014.991287.




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