HomeInternational Journal on Social Innovation & Researchvol. 7 no. 1 (2016)

Family Planning Methods and Practices in Rural Areas of Camiguin

Eustracio Labapez-genelsa



Family planning is regulating the number and spacing of children in the family. Artificial and natural methods of planning are used by couples in the Philippines. Te study sought to find out the status, problems, awareness and extent of family planning practices in the rural areas of Camiguin Province. There were 300 respondents randomly sampled in each municipality using the interview questionnaire method. Percentage and frequency distribution were used in determining the profile of the respondents while a Likert Scale and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to determine the awareness and extent of practices and their significant difference respectively. Te result showed that the pills, IUD and rhythm or calendar method were practiced in planning the spacing and number of children in the family to a little extent. Majority of the respondents, lack knowledge and information on  the side effects of artificial methods and the advantages of the natural methods. It is recommended that massive information campaign on family planning methods should be disseminated to couples, as well as to the health workers in the barangays in a multi-media and multi-sectoral approach.