The Effect of Inter-Spousal Communication on Contraceptive Use among Married Couples in Alimosho Local Government Area of Ipaja, Lagos State, Nigeria

Moses Akanbi Ayokunle, Covenant University, Nigeria

The paper examines the effect of inter-spousal communication on contraceptive use among married couples in Alimosho Local Government Area of Ipaja, Lagos State, Nigeria.A total sample size of 250 couples was interviewed through administration of questionnaires in Lagos State, Nigeria. Frequency tables and regression model were used to analyze the data collected from the field of survey. Only one hypothesis was tested in this study. The result obtained from frequency table showed that greater proportion of married couples would prefer to have more male children than female children. The finding derived from regression analysis indicated that inter-spousal communication has significant effect on contraceptive use. The paper recommends that the present Democratic government in Nigeria should allocate more funds to the health sector so as to boost the effectiveness of some family planning methods and reduce the price of some reliable contraceptives. Key Words: Inter-Spousal Communication, Contraceptive use, and Married Couples

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Presented in Poster Session 3