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Factors which deter Swazi women from using family planning services

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dc.contributor.advisor Ehlers, Valerie Janet, 1948-
dc.contributor.advisor King, Letitia Jacoba, 1945- Ziyane, Isabella Simoyi 2009-08-25T10:45:41Z 2009-08-25T10:45:41Z 2002-02
dc.identifier.citation Ziyane, Isabella Simoyi (2002) Factors which deter Swazi women from using family planning services, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Deterrents to family planning practices were investigated among Swazi women between 1999- 2001. A total of 171 adolescents, women and men participated in focus group interviews. Information obtained in this way served as a framework for designing structured interview schedules. The views of 205 women were investigated, concerning factors deterring them from using family planning practices by means of conducting face to face studied interviews. Qualitative data were analysed using the NU*DIST and for the quantitative data the SPPS computer programs were used respectively. The results revealed that socio-cultural deterrents to family planning included high cultural value of children determining women's social status, the lack of knowledge about contraceptives, women's dependence on their husbands' decisions concerning reproductive issues and inefficient family planning services. Recommendations included that specific adolescent reproductive health services should be instituted and that the policy on reproductive health for Swaziland be revised. Reproductive health issues should be addressed in the school curriculum. All Swazi men and women, both adolescents and adults, should be educated about contraceptives. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (various pagings)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Adolescent reproductive health en
dc.subject Childbearing en
dc.subject Contraception en
dc.subject Contraceptive services in Swaziland en
dc.subject Cultural Swazi deterrents to using contraceptives en
dc.subject Swazi perceptions about childbearing practices en
dc.subject Traditional family planning methods en
dc.subject.ddc 363.96096887
dc.subject.lcsh Reproductive health -- Swaziland en
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social life and customes en
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Folklore en
dc.subject.lcsh Swazi (African people) -- Social life and customs en
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Swaziland -- Social life and customs en
dc.subject.lcsh Birth control -- Swaziland en
dc.subject.lcsh Rural health services -- Swaziland en
dc.subject.lcsh Health education of women -- Swaziland
dc.subject.lcsh Birth control clinics -- Swaziland en
dc.title Factors which deter Swazi women from using family planning services en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Health Studies D. Litt. et Phil. (Advanced Nursing Sciences)

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