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Changing patterns of unmet need for family planning among women of reproductive age group in Nigeria

Eniola Bamgboye, University of Ibadan
Ikeoluwa Ajayi, University of Ibadan

Child spacing is a very imperative issue in the reduction of maternal mortality and improvement of reproductive and family health outcomes especially in low and middle income countries like Nigeria. National surveys help with planning of interventions that improve the uptake of family planning services especially among those who require these services. A comparison of unmet need for family planning among women of reproductive age group in Nigeria was examined over a 5 year period using secondary data analysis of national surveys on reproductive health and HIV/AIDs conducted in 2007 and 2012. The prevalence of unmet need and demographic factors associated with this pattern were explored and determined. Indices of unmet need among Nigerian women were found to be on the increase over this period. Identification and critical exploration of predictors necessary for this pattern will be useful in ensuring better utilization of family planning services by women.

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Presented in Poster Session 3