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KNOWLEDGE OF CONTRACEPTIVES

Knowledge of contraceptive methods is a key variable in any discussion of fertility regulation and in the evaluation of family planning programmes. Acquiring knowledge about fertility control is an important step toward gaining access to and then using a suitable contraceptive method in a timely and effective manner.

There are many benefits of family planning. For the mother, it enables her to regain her health after delivery, and hence increase her chances of giving birth to healthy babies. Also when pregnancies are planned and well-spaced, the children will get the attention, security, love and care they deserve.

Knowledge of contraception is widespread in Nigeria; 85 percent of women and 95 percent of men report knowing about a contraceptive method.

2016 THE CHILD REPORT RANKINGS FOR KNOWLEDGE OF CONTRACEPTIVES



RANK
STATE
PROPORTION OF MEN WITH KNOWLEDGE OF CONTRACPETIVES*
PROPORTION OF WOMEN WITH KNOWLEDGE OF CONTRACEPTIVES*


* - 2015 Estimates



Source:
National Bureau of Statistics
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program
Kingmakers.com.ng Calculations



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