Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name



Social Work and Public Health


The purpose of this research effort is to explore by the use of structured interview schedules, the effectiveness of the present family planning clinic program. Related to this purpose, is a secondary consideration, that is, to develop some working hypotheses about consumers' attitudes toward family planning clinics. Indications from the study suggest the conclusion that generally, consumers of family planning clinics. Economic status and personal aspirations for self and children were strong factors in motivating the use of clinic services. Not too surprisingly to the researcher, abortion as a means of limiting family size seems to be rejected by the majority of respondents who were interviewed. While the study contributed to the research and the understanding of the family planning problem in Jamaica, it was limited in scope and paves the course for additional work in this area.

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