An Assessment of the Role of Men in Maternal Health Care in Gwagwalada Area Council, Fct -Abuja.


  • Department: Population Studies
  • Project ID: PPS0003
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ABSTRACT

This study has assessed the role of men in maternal health care in Gwagwalada Area Counci FCT; Abuja/ Nigeria. The study covered 30 villages and a total of 600 copies of the questionnaires were administered, but 571 copies were duly completed and returned. Relevant descriptive and inferential statistics such as Spearman 5 rank correlation were used to test the hypotheses. The result obtained revealed that education greatly influences men 5 involvement in maternal health care services. Secondly, the study also discovered that traditional and religious practices/beliefs inhibit mens participation in the maternal health care/ as such practices/beliefs make the handling of maternal health issues the domain of women. The study also revealed that distance from the reproductive health facili the quality and cost of services rendered also affect the involvement of men in maternal health care. A community enlightenment programme is recommended to educate both men and women on the importance of gender equity and equality in all spheres of life/ most importantly in the participation in health care. Secondly, training programmes for health workers should be expanded in order to integrate the Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs)/ to train them in the conventional hygienic ways of delivery and handling of maternal health issues.

  • Department: Population Studies
  • Project ID: PPS0003
  • Access Fee: ₦5,000
  • Pages: 144 Pages
  • Reference: YES
  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Views: 277
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