FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH POSTPARTUM MOTHERS’ AND MALE PARTNERS INVOLVEMENT IN MODERN FAMILY PLANNING IN MUNUKI PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTRE, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
NYAWECH, CHUOL NYUON
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Background; South Sudan as a country has one of the worst reproductive health situations in the world with a maternal mortality ratio of 789 per 100,000 live births, and a modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate of 4.7%, and to improve Family Planning utilization, social norms surrounding sexuality. Methods; we employed analytical cross-sectional study and used quantitative data collection approaches. The results were presented using frequency distribution and level of association was assessed using bivariate analysis at 95% level of confidence. Results; the study enrolled forty-eight respondents and out of those, only 47.92% of them had involved their male partners in the use of modern family planning. This was affected by cultural and religious barriers, cost of modern family planning services, being employed and less monthly income as limited information about other types of modern family planning method such implants, vasectomy and tubal ligation. Sources of information about modern family planning such as radio and television. Conclusions; the prevalence of male involvement into the use of modern family remains very low. Recommendations; For the respondents that stay in rural areas, the health care workers need to organize monthly community outreaches for family planning which starts with health education sessions and later offer the services for those indeed.