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Abstract

Social Challenges and Women Use of Contraceptives at Mbagala Rangi Tatu Hospital in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

This study assessed the social challenges that women face as a result of using contraceptives. The study used a case study design and a sample size of 306 women attending contraceptive services at Mbagala Rangi Tatu Hospital was used in providing data from questionnaire and interviews. Quantitative data was analyzed by using SPSS Version 21 whereby mean and standard deviation counts were used. Findings from the objective of the study (To identify social challenges that women face as a result of using contraceptives at Mbagala Rangi Tatu Hospital in Temeke Municipality) revealed that women overall rating of women turned out to be high (mean=2.77, ts=4.26) Time Series (ts) indicating that overall most women at Mbagala Rangi Tatu Hospital are highly socially challenged. The study concludes that in analyzing the social challenges to women use of contraceptive, it is helpful to note the positive contribution of the use of contraceptives such as improvement of the quality of relationships; increasing time to socialize with peers; facilitate opportunities to engage in community activities; remove expected interruptions and allow women to be stable in their work roles; enables women to pursue personal goals and the like. The government should prepare interventions that improve accessibility to contraceptives in all government clinics, health centers, district and regional hospitals as well as referral hospitals so that to enable people get clear awareness on the use of contraceptives and make it possible to avoid some of the challenges that most of women encounter as the result of using contraceptives.


Author(s):

Adwan MH



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