Factors affecting utilization of family planning among refugees at IFO camp Dadaab in Kenya
Murei Sally Jelagat
Refugees should embrace family planning so as to avert health challenges as a result of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. The main objective of this study was to identify factors that hinder effective family planning among refugees in Dadaab Camp. Positivism research philosophy and a descriptive cross sectional research design were used. 6000 registered refugees were targeted and the sample size was 375 refugees. The empirical results revealed that wide range of affordable contraceptive methods, accessibility to contraceptive methods, evidence based technical guidelines that promote quality, client centered services, type of facilities women have access to, reliability and responsiveness to women needs of contraceptive, long waiting times and behavior of service providers affects uptake of contraceptives among refugees at Dadaab Camp. This study recommends that the refugees should be empowered economically to reduce the poverty level.
Murei Sally Jelagat. Factors affecting utilization of family planning among refugees at IFO camp Dadaab in Kenya. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 87-93