AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY AND HEALTH-SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE
Dickson ‘Dare Ajayi & Chidinma Joy Jeremiah

Keywords

Reproductive age women
Availability
accessibility and utilization
Knowledge
attitude and practice
Maternal healthcare services

Abstract

Dickson ‘Dare Ajayi [email protected] & Chidinma Joy Jeremiah [email protected]

Department of Geography University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria

Abstract: This paper, investigates the literature on availability, accessibility, and health-seeking behaviour of women of childbearing age. Specifically, the paper examines the demographic and socio-economic factors. Knowledge, attitudes and practices, availability and accessibility in the utilization and preferences in the utilization of healthcare facilities among women of childbearing age. In spite of the extensive literature on this, an undertaking of these major issues is still very clear. Further research to improve our understanding of these issues is recommended, especially for women of childbearing age in rural areas.

Dickson ‘Dare Ajayi & Chidinma Joy Jeremiah