Contraceptive Use Related Health Benefits as Women’s Experiences Explored Phenomenologicaly in the Rural Part of Southern Ethiopia
Central African Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 83-91
Received: Jan. 11, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 19, 2019; Published: Mar. 14, 2019
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Alano Abraham, School of Public and Environmental Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
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Despite the existence of notable remedies for maternal and child health, mothers and children in developing nations are affected disproportionately. Contraceptive service has been contributing for the betterment of maternal and child health by averting unwanted and unplanned pregnancies. However, the effect is not uniform across the nation and the globe. This study is conducted with the purpose of exploring the experiences of current contraceptive users and cascade to the non-users to enhance the benefits of contraceptive use for maternal and child health. The study employed an interpretive phenomenology to explore the lived experiences of current user. Focus group discussions and individual in-depth interview methods used to collect information. Data were analyzed using interpretive phenomenological analysis. The finding indicates that contraceptive use has created great changes both in the lives of mothers and children when compared to the non-use period. They acclaimed that they got time to care for themselves and their children by averting unplanned pregnancies. Based on the study finding it is concluded that women are able to control their body, their fertility and hence relieved from the trap of unplanned pregnancies. The experiences of the current user women can be best lesson for the non-user, hence, further improve the health status of mothers and children in rural part of the country.
Contraception, Health, Phenomenology, Lived Experiences, Mothers and Children
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Alano Abraham, Contraceptive Use Related Health Benefits as Women’s Experiences Explored Phenomenologicaly in the Rural Part of Southern Ethiopia, Central African Journal of Public Health. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019, pp. 83-91. doi: 10.11648/j.cajph.20190502.14
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