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Baseline Reproductive Health Needs Assessment in Preparation of a CBD Program in Maramba Division,Muheza District

Shah , A., Mnzava, A. and Goergen, R. (1999) Baseline Reproductive Health Needs Assessment in Preparation of a CBD Program in Maramba Division,Muheza District. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This community based household study was designed to collect baseline data on reproductive health in an rural area of Muheza District, an area selected as a pilot area for a community Based Distribution program. The study focused on main reproductive health indicators (fertility, fertility regulation, maternal health and on knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases). 451 randomly selected women in reproductive age from 6 villages were interviewed with a questionnaire. The main study findings are: The ontraceptive prevalence is 31% and the prevalence of modern methods is 24%. The knowledge of modern family planning methods is high, 76% know at least one modern method. Regarding provision of services 45% of women said they would prefer medical personnel to whom they ask for family planning services. The stillbirth rate is high (45/1000). Good percentage of institutional deliveries (60%) and antenatal care is nearly universally used (99%). The awareness of STDs and HIV/AIDS is high. 93% women knew at least one sexually transmitted disease. 50% Women had initiated to live with male partner before attaining 18 years of age. The unmet need for FP is to be 42%. The final conclusion is that the women in Maramba have an unmet need for family planning. From those who do not want a pregnancy next year only 42% prevent pregnancy.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, Sexual Transmitted Disease, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Muheza
Subjects: Health Systems > Surveillance, monitoring & evaluation
Sexual & Reproductive Health > Sexually transmitted infections
Sexual & Reproductive Health > Family Planning
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 06:07
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 06:07
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/397

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