PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS ON UNWANTED PREGNANCY AND ABORTION IN ABIA STATE: A STUDY OF ABA TOWN

Author: Ukaumunna Ezemidi Favour
Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Affiliation: Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka

This study was designed to examine the public perceptions on unwanted pregnancy and abortion in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, four hypotheses derived from the research questions were formulated. A sample size of 395 was drawn from the three Local Government Areas (Osisoma, Aba North and Aba South) in Aba town through probability (simple random) and non-probability (purposive) sampling techniques. The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative instruments in the collection of relevant data from the respondents. Data collected were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. The analysis of data revealed the following findings; that there is no relationship between one’s religious affiliation and one’s perception concerning unwanted pregnancy and abortion in Aba town; that there is a relationship between the level sex education and rate of unwanted pregnancy and abortion in Aba town; that there is a relationship between the services of abortion givers and health problem in Aba town; that there is a relationship between perceived socioeconomic consequences and the reason for pregnancy to be unwanted. Based on these findings, it was recommended that in order to curb the increase in unwanted pregnancy and abortion, there should be sex education in the families, churches and schools; family planning devices and contraceptive materials should be available; government under the Ministry of Youth Development should provide a camp for victims of unwanted pregnancy whose parents and guardians refuse to accommodate.

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