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Communication Pattern of Family Planning Field Officers in Increasing Community Participation of Long-Term Contraception Usage

Nuraisyah Ambo, Andi Febri Herawati
Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Social Sciences Study , Volume 2, pp 21-29; doi:10.47616/jamrsss.v2i1.90

Abstract: The Field Officers play a role to convey family planning information and services. Thus, the community members can receive and understand family planning information properly and giving feedback. The problem posed is on how the role of Family Planning Field Officers in increasing the long-term contraceptive usage in Parigi Moutong Regency, Central Sulawesi Province. This research was conducted with the aim of revealing new concepts about the role of the Field Officers. This research was conducted using qualitative approach. Data collection is done through interviews, observation, and document study. The results of the study illustrate that the role of the Field Officers in communicating Family Planning Programs to increase couples participation using long-term contraception has not yet materialized, because the quality of information delivered is insufficient.Local cultural factors also do not approve vasectomy because it is contrary to religious values. Based on the results of the study, the new findings raised were the capacity of the Field Officers, the social cultural and economic aspects of husband and wife, as well as the environment which greatly influenced the Field Officers’ role in increasing community participation of long-term contraceptive usage in Parigi Moutong Regency.
Keywords: participation / Community / family planning / contraceptive / usage / Field Officers

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