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Barriers to Family Planning in Sudan: Results from a Survey in White Nile, Kassala and Al-Gadarif, 2008

Huda Mohamed Mukhtar Ahmed

African Development Review, 2013, vol. 25, issue 4, 499–512

Abstract: Barriers to family planning are examined in three states in Sudan; White Nile, Kassala and Al-Gadarif. The study adopted a two-stage cluster sampling design with calculated sample size of 520 households. Data on households' characteristics as well as the background characteristics of ever married women regarding reproductive health, their knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning, was collected. Both descriptive and analytical statistics were used to examine the factors influencing use of family planning methods. Analytical analysis showed that respondents being satisfied with family planning methods, being wealthy, husband's knowledge about contraceptives and spousal discussions on family planning issues have a positive and statistically significant effect on use of family planning methods, whereas the educational level of both the respondents and their husbands has no statistically significant effect.

Date: 2013
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