Influence of Teachers’ Religion and Gender on their Perception of the Usefulness of Family Planning in Ilorin West Local Government Area

Iyekolo Alexander Olushola


This research works focused on the perception of teachers on family planning as influence by religion and gender in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State Family Planning is a means of controlling birth, it often helps in checking population growth to improve the welfare and standard of living of people in the country. Also, it is used to improve maternal and child health. The research was carried out by sampling 150 teachers from 15 schools. Data was gathered using a researcher-designed questionnaire titled Teachers Perception on Family planning as Influenced by Religion. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage and frequency count for the demographic data of the respondents, the research questions were answered using mean and percentage statistical tools while the two hypotheses were analyzed using independent T-test at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the findings explained that teachers have a positive perception of family planning because 71.3% perceived it to be good also concluded that there was no significant difference in the perception of teachers based on religion and gender. It was recommended among others that religious leaders should encourage their followers to see family planning as beneficial to the betterment of the Nigerian family system


Family planning Perception Religion Gender PopulationNil


. M. C. Duze,. & I. Z. Muhammad. Male knowledge, Attitudes, and Family planning practices in Northern Nigeria. Journal of Reproduction Health. 10,3, 67- 78. 2006.

. Federal Ministry of Health. Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint (scale – up plan)" Retrieved Feb. 21 2018, from Nigeria FP B.print .2018.

. O. Babaniyi. & O. Fakeye. Reason for Non – use of Family Planning Methods at Ilorin, Nigeria, Male Opposition and Fear of Method”. Tropical Doctor 19,114-117 Doi:101177 / 004947558901900307. 1989.

. R. A. Olawepo. & E. A. Okedare...Men’s attitude towards family planning in traditional urban center: An Example of Ilorin Nigeria. Raj – journal of social science. 13, 2, 83 – 90. 2006.

. B. C. Agbakunibe. Occupational Difference in Family Planning of Couples in Gwagwagwalada, Abuja Implications for Counseling and National Transformation". Nigerian journal of social studies and civic education, 4,2, 72-89. 2013.

. N. Singh, G. Kaur, J. Singh. The use of contraceptives and unmet need family planning in rural area of Patiala district. The Journal of Family Welfare. 55,2, 34-8. 2009.

. C. G. Orach , G. Otim , J. F. Aporomon , R. Amone , S. A. Okello, B. Odongkara, & H. Komakech. Perceptions, attitude and use of family planning services in post conflict Gulu district, northern Uganda. Retrieved from: 2015.

. T. I. Olawande & L. T. Fasasi. Family planning perception and sustainable development in Nigeria. A paper presented at the 3rd international conference or African Development, held at Covenant University 14th May, Pages 146-150, issues (CU/CAD/2016) ISSN: 2449075X (covenant University Press) 2017.

. D. Suntai, & A. Oberiri. Perception of Married Women Aged 18-45 on the Practice of Family Planning in Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State of Nigeria. Journal of Public Policy Administration Research. 6,9, 12-22. 2016.

. A. A. Anyawu. Family planning in Nigeria: A Myth of Reality Implication for Education". Journal of Education and practice. l4, 15, 61- 70.2013.

. N. Hussain. Demographic, social economic, and cultural factors affecting knowledge and use of Contraception differentials Malda District, West Bengal. Journal of Community Med. Health Edu1:102, doi:10. 4172/jcmhe.1000102. 2011.

. H. N. Anwar. Perception of Religious Leaders about Family Planning in Rural Area of Pakitan International journal of Political Science, Law and International Relations, ISSN 2278 – 883L. 3, 2, 21 – 31. 2013.

. S. .E Yeatman, & J. Trinipoli. Beyond Denomination: The Relationship between Religion and Family Planning in Rural Malawi. Denogr Res, 24, 19, 55. DOI: 10 4054/Dem Res 2008 1955. 2008.

. Working Group on Factors Affecting Contraceptive Use, National Research Council. "Factors Affecting Contraceptive use in Sub Saharan Africa". ISBN: 0 – 309 – 58592 – 9, 272, 6, 2017.

. M.W. Muiga. Factors influence male participation in family planning: A case of Kutus Township in Kirinyaga county in Kenya". A masters’ Thesis University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. 2014.

. A. Lee, J. Shin, & J. Kim. Perception about Family planning and Contraceptive Practice in a Marital Dyad. .John Wiley and Son Ltd. 2013.

. A. Kabagenyi . Barriers to male involvement in contraceptive Uptake and Reproductive Health Services: A Qualitative Study of Men and Women’s Perceptions in Two Rural districts in Uganda" Reproductive Health Services, Biomed Center 11:21. 2014.

. S. P. Pushpa, R. Venkatesh, & M .S. Shivaswamy. Study of fertility pattern and contraceptive practices in a rural areas. Indian Journal of Science & Technology, 4, 429-431. 2011.

. B.C. Agbakunibe. Occupational Difference in Family Planning of Couples in Gwagwagwalada, Abuja Implications for Counseling and National Transformation. Nigerian Journal of social studies and civic education, 4,5, 72.89. 2013.

. O.L. Olaitan. Factors Influencing the Choice of Family Planning among Couples in Southwest Nigeria. International Journal of Medical Sciences. 3,7, 227-232. 2011.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2021 Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
Published by: Intelektual Pustaka Media Utama (IPMU) in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)

View EduLearn Stats