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    Assessing factors affecting the utilisation of long-acting reversible family planning methods among the female youths at Kawale Health Centre
    (Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, 2023-06-21) Verona Mpasi; Laness Chigona; Lesina Banda; Julius Jenya
    Type of Research Study This is a cross-section study using a quantitative approach. The problem (to be studied) The problem to be studied is the under utilization of long-acting reversible contraceptives among female youths aged 18 to 24 at Kawale Health Centre, hence the need to assess the factors affecting the utilization of long-acting reversible contraceptives. The Objectives The following are the objectives of the study; to assess the level of knowledge on the available contraceptive methods among female youths accessing family planning services, to assess utilization of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods by female youth accessing family planning and to identify barriers affecting female youth on utilization of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods. Methodology The study will be conducted at Kawale Health Centre in Lilongwe district on female youths aged 18 to 24. The data will be analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 23. The findings will be studied and compared with different correspondents and the conclusion will be made. Expected findings and their dissemination The results of the data collected will be presented in pie charts, histograms, line graphs, and tables for easy analysis and understanding. Copies of the dissertation will be distributed to the Head of the Community Health Nursing Department, the College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee, the Head of the Department of Basic Studies, the College library, the Lilongwe district health office, and Kawale Health Centre.