M. A. Haruna, Bello Ibrahim, Kamilu Ishaq


Many studies on family planning have primarily focused on women with little attention paid to influence of men’s knowledge and involvement in family planning practice. This research addresses this gap through investigating the knowledge and practice of family planning among people who are married or ever married in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State. The main objectives of this paper are to find out the knowledge and level of family planning practice among the people in the study area. Health Belief Model was used as the theoretical framework of the study, and the data were collected through quantitative and qualitative methods and a multi-stage cluster sampling technique was adopted for selection of the respondents. Also, 355 were selected, including 5 health workers working in the study area. The research found that level of education, occupational status and husbands’ permission played a vital role in family planning education and practice. The research recommended that people with lower level of formal education should be educated for the benefit of family planning and husbands should be encouraged to permit their wives to visit clinics for family planning.


Knowledge, Practice, Family, Planning, Family Planning

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