International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Level of Knowledge on Reproductive Health and Use of Family Planning among two Groups of Low-Income Families
Emolyn M. Iringan, Josephine D. Lorica

This cross-sectional, descriptive–comparative study explored on the level of knowledge on Reproductive Health (RH) and use of Family Planning (FP) methods among two groups of low-income couples in the northeastern region of the Philippines. Study participants were 292 4Ps and 188 non-4Ps. The data obtained through validated questionnaires and interviews were analyzed using the frequency and percentage, scales and weighted mean, t-test, chi-square and thematic analysis. Results show couples' high level of knowledge on artificial and traditional methods and a moderate level of knowledge on Scientific Modern NFP methods. No variation exists on the knowledge and use of family planning methods between the two groups except for their knowledge on Basal Body Temperature, Standard Days Method, Calendar method and their use of Depo-Provera for which 4Ps’ rating is higher than non-4Ps. The family planning programs contributed to the high level of knowledge and extent of use of the family planning methods among couples.

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