Awareness, Knowledge and Comprehension of Media Messages on Family Planning as Predictors of Practice among Civil Servants in Lagos State, Nigeria

  •  Helen Odunola Adekoya    
  •  Mofoluke Akoja    
  •  Charles Maduabuchi Ekeh    
  •  Nneoma Anaeto    


Family planning is a population control method practiced in various countries including Nigeria; however, it cannot be practice unless people are aware of it and its methods. Thus, awareness, knowledge and comprehension of family planning messages as predictors of practice is studied. 478 copies of questionnaire were distributed to that number of civil servants at the Lagos state secretariat, Alausa from where the population for the study was drawn. With a response rate of 95.8%, 458 copies were retrieved and analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 22, while hypotheses were tested using the Pearson Chi-Square. Findings revealed that there is high awareness of family planning messages among study participants with posters as the major medium of awareness. The study also found that the long-acting family planning methods are the most known family planning methods and that the practice is well known and common among study participants.

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