Utilization of Safe Motherhood Services, Effects of Male Involvement Study of Ilesa East Local Government, Osun State
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involvement in utilization of safe motherhood services of their spouses in
Ilesa East Local Government, Osun state. It assessed the level of married men’s
involvement in ante, intra and post-partum health care, the relationship
between selected demographic factors and a review of identified barriers to
safe motherhood services utilization. It also examined the barriers to male
involvement in maternal health care in Ilesa East Local Government.
A cross-sectional descriptive design was
employed using a semi structured questionnaire to gather information from 500
married men with at least one child. A multi stage sampling procedure was
employed. Data was collected using interviewer administered questionnaire.
Analysis of data was done using appropriate descriptive and inferential
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