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Published by Namibian Institute for Social and Economic Research in Windhoek .
Written in English



  • Namibia,
  • Namibia.


  • Birth control -- Namibia -- Public opinion.,
  • Contraceptives -- Namibia -- Public opinion.,
  • Public opinion -- Namibia.

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StatementHelena Ahrenson-Pandikow.
SeriesResearch report ;, 15, Research report (Namibian Institute for Social and Economic Research) ;, 15.
ContributionsUnited Nations Population Fund.
LC ClassificationsHQ766.5.N3 A37 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination68 p. :
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1392799M
ISBN 109991670106
LC Control Number92983142

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diseases. The % of learners had positive attitude towards contraceptives. The % of the learners were using injectable contraceptives. The main reason for stopping use of contraception . areas had more positive attitudes towards using contraceptives, as well as more forthcoming friends and parents than those in the rural areas. The findings thus suggest that government strategies, which aim to increase the use of contraceptives amongst young women in Namibia, ought to enhance and improve parent-child.   SETTING: National survey of women living in Sweden. POPULATION: Women between 16 and 49 years. METHODS: The survey contained 22 questions with free text and multi choice answers on demographics, contraceptive use, knowledge of and attitudes towards contraception, the importance of monthly bleeding and experience of unintended by: Research indicates that more men are using contraceptives compared to women in Namibia with around 57% of men making use of it while only 41% of Namibian women do. This is according to Risto Mushongo from the Namibian Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA).

towards contraceptive use among women and men. Knowledge was defined as the state of awareness of contraceptive methods, any specific types and the sources of contraceptives. Attitude or perception was defined as a respondent’s opinion review, whether positive or negative towards a practice or behaviour such as contraceptive use. Purpose. Men’s attitudes toward contraceptives are an understudied area, even though many men participate in contraceptive decision making. The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes and perceptions regarding a selection of contraceptive methods among a national sample of African Americans, with a particular focus on gender differences. Beliefs and Attitudes toward Gender, Sexuality and Traditions amongst Namibian Youth 3 1. iNTRODuCTiON When Namibia became independent in there was hope and opportunity for the realisation of other forms of freedom, such as the restructuring of gender roles and sexual morés. On one hand, Namibia’s new constitution and post-.   There is internal heterogeneity in each world region in terms of sub‐regional contraceptive use. For SSA, Figure 1b shows the large difference in average median use levels between Southern Africa and the other sub‐regions. Southern Africa's average median use of modern contraception across five countries for – is percent, with the next highest level ( .

  Results Findings show that the respondents had a positive attitude towards family planning with an average mean score of about using a contraceptive attitude Likert scale. Attitudes, beliefs and norms relating to contraceptive use among young migrant and non-migrant adults in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania October Global Public Health 8(9). The study found that permissive attitudes prevailed towards sex, characterised by casual sexual activities commencing at 12 years of age. The availability of contraceptive and termination of pregnancy (TOP) services did not enable vigorous promotion of contraceptive se rvices and the use of contraceptives changed fertility perceptions of. Patterns ofcontraceptive use 44 Knowledge and attitude towards contraception 46 Perception ofInethods 48 Determinants ofcontraceptive use 49 Socio-demographicdeterminants 49 Socio-economicdeterminants 51 Differentials by Place ofResidence 53 Other factors determining contraceptive use among young people