Determinants Of Family Planning Choices And Barriers Among Women Attending Private Fertility Clinics In Delta State
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The study investigated the determinants of family planning choices and barriers among women attending private fertility clinics in Delta State. A stratified sampling technique was used in selecting three (3) private fertility clinics in Delta State while a simple random sampling technique was employed in selecting 156 participants out of a total population of 1,560 women that are registered with the private fertility clinics. A self- structured, pre-validated questionnaire was designed by the researchers as the instrument for data collection. The questionnaires were administered to the participants and 140 were successfully retrieved for data analysis. Simple percentages and frequency count was adopted as statistical tools for analyzing the obtained data while chi-square technique was used in testing the five (5) formulated hypotheses. Results findings obtained from the analysis revealed that family planning choices and barriers among women attending private fertility clinics in the study area are determined by; health, economic, social, religion, and cultural factors. Hence, the need for the government of Delta State to provide quality, subsidized, and comprehensive family planning services capable of substituting the prevalent traditional family planning methods while considering health, economy, social, religion and culture as necessary factors that might pose as barriers to the choices of these women towards sustainable family planning choices.