WOMEN’S KNOWLEDGE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS AND THEIR PARTICIPATION IN REPRODUCTIVE DECISION MAKING: AN EXPLORATIVE STUDY OF WOMEN IN ANKPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF KOGI STATE OF NIGERIA

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ISMAIL B. BABA
RAJWANI MD ZAIN
MALLAM HUSSAYN UMAR IDRIS

Abstract

The paper explores women knowledge of Reproductive Health and Reproductive Health Rights in Nigeria using Ankpa Local Government of Kogi State as a unit of analysis.  Qualitative research was carried out using in-depth interviews. 20 married women were interviewed and 5 married women and 5 married men were discussants in the focus group discussion  in Ankpa local government area (LGA) of Kogi State and the findings revealed that cultural, religious, educations as well as empowerment of women are some of the impediment to reproductive health knowledge and rights in Nigeria. The paper suggest, educating women as well as creation of jobs opportunities.

Keywords:
Health, reproductive, rights and women

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BABA, I., ZAIN, R., & IDRIS, M. (2019). WOMEN’S KNOWLEDGE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS AND THEIR PARTICIPATION IN REPRODUCTIVE DECISION MAKING: AN EXPLORATIVE STUDY OF WOMEN IN ANKPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF KOGI STATE OF NIGERIA. Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, 13(2), 48-58. Retrieved from http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/4485
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