Factors Contributing to Inconsistent Use of Family Planning Services at St Joseph’s Hospital Catchment Area
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surgical contraception. It involves the use of contraceptives, other techniques
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diseases, pre-conception counselling and infertility management (WHO:2010)
planning services are comprehensive and enable an individual to have an informed
decision regarding available methods. It considers maternal health as motherhood
has risks especially early and late motherhood and has been seen as having benefits
for the well- being of women, community and society at large.
the benefits and modern methods that are used women still do not come for family
planning services at recommended time. That is, there is still inconsistent use
of family planning services by the clientele.
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