The Attitude of Men Towards Family Planning.


This research work focused on the attitude of men towards family planning in Sokoto North Local Government, 50 questionnaire where designed and distributed among the target population.

In the study area multi-stage cluster sampling techniques was use to select 4 wards out of the entire ward of the study area which consist upon ended question various information gathered was presented in the table using frequency and percentage.

The ended findings of this research shows that despite the high level of awareness and accessibility in family planning the inhabitant does not take up the enhance of using it due to influences of religion culture and tradition.

Lastly suggestion were made on how to convinces the inhabitants of the study area in the important of family planning as well as danger associated with lack of it.


Title page i
Approval page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgements iv
Table of contents vi
Abstract x


1.1 Background to the study 1
1.2 Statement of research problem 6
1.3 Research questions 8
1.4 Aim and objectives of the study 9
1.5 Significance of the study 10
1.6 Scope of the study 12
1.7 Definition of concepts 13


2.0 Literature review 16
2.1 Introduction 16
2.2 Meaning of family planning 16
2.3 Types of family planning 17
2.4 Uses of family planning 22
2.5 Socio-cultural factors influencing family planning 23
2.6 Role of men in family planning 34
2.7 Knowledge, attitudes and use of family planning methods among men. 36
2.8 Theoretical framework 43


3.0 Historical background of the study area and research
Methodology 48
3.1 Study area 48
3.2 Research design 50
3.3 Population of the study 50
3.4 Sample size and sampling techniques 51
3.5 Sources of data 53
3.6 Method of data collection 53
3.7 Method of data analysis 54


4.0 Introduction 55
4.1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents 56
4.2 Major findings 64


5.0 Summary of findings: 100
5.1 Conclusions 103
5.2 Recommendations 108
Bibliography 112
Appendix 118


1.1 Background to the Study

The evolution of human societies in the past several decades has on one hand brought about considerable improvement in the level of living and the welfare of the population and has on the other hand created a considerable number of hardship.

The problem which government are painfully attempting to alleviate (UN, 2010). Excessive population growth, in particular, has often been considered a major obstacle to rapid progress in economic development and hence to the betterment of people’s living.

By January, 1982 the world population had passed 4.5 billion and hence marks optimistic projection by United Nation which place the figure at (9.1) billion by the end of 2050 over four-fifths of the population will inhibit the developing world and (90) percent of the increase will occur in the third world nations.


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Ayodele, F. O (et al), (1998), Adjustment Policies, Gender dynamics and family size reproduction  in  Nigeria, A Study of Kaduna State, (population reference fund management Unit)

Ayodele, F.O. et al, (1998), Adjustment Policies, Gender Dynamics and Family Size Reproduction in Nigeria: A study of Sokoto State Population Reference Fund Management Unit.

Bruce, J. and A. Jon, (1995) Commentary on Family Planning. In the Progress of Nations. New York. UNICEF.

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