Knowledge attribute and practice of family planning among men in Tanzania

dc.contributor.authorKinyanga, Shahada I
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-14T09:24:48Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T15:57:39Z
dc.date.available2019-12-14T09:24:48Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T15:57:39Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.descriptionAvailable in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class Marken_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined men`s knowledge, attitude and practice of family, planning in Kinondoni District, Dar es salaam. Little efforts have been made to involve men in family planning. The gap between knowledge and use of family planning methods is large and the gap is attribute to lack of female`s involvement, and hence an argument need to understand the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of men on family planning. The main objective of this study was to explore knowledge attitude and practice men have on family planning and to investigate the influence of men`s socio-economic characteristics on family planning knowledge attitude and practice. A sample of 217 respondents from two wards of Kinondoni District (Goba and Mikocheni) was interviewed using a structured questionnaire. In- depth interview was also conducted to supplement data collected by structured interview. Secondary data were collected from various publications, journals, books and dissertations. Chi-squire tests were applied to test the strengths of the association between socio-economic characteristics and knowledge, attitude and practice of men on family planning. The findings indicate that knowledge of family planning methods were given by respondents as (i) family planning methods disturb menstrual cycle of women(ii) They cause sterility (iii)Women or men who use them are considered promiscuous and that( iv) religion does not allow. Therefore, it is recommended that there is a need to increase the promotion of family planning methods, to highly promote the use of condoms, to distribute IEC (Information, education and communication) materials.en_US
dc.identifier.citationKinyanga, S. I (2008) Knowledge attribute and practice of family planning among men in Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaamen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/3004
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Dar es Salaamen_US
dc.subjectFamily planningen_US
dc.subjectMenen_US
dc.subjectTanzaniaen_US
dc.titleKnowledge attribute and practice of family planning among men in Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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