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dc.contributor.authorKisovi, L. M.
dc.contributor.authorMusau, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorWarkach, K. T.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-20T11:42:50Z
dc.date.available2014-05-20T11:42:50Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environment (2013), Vol. 02, Issue 04, pp. 103-111en_US
dc.identifier.issn049-8373
dc.identifier.other2049-8373
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9540
dc.description.abstractA study of levels of non-marital fertility and its implication to the mothers and their children was conducted in Makueni District which is arid and semi-arid district of Kenya; prone to droughts and feminine that occurs periodically each year. More than 75% of the population live below poverty line ; majority (>51%) of whom are women who are severely affected due to marginalization in terms of access to ownership of assets and other sources of income thus prone to non-marital sex, pregnancies and childbearing . A rural-peri-urban appraisal survey was adopted targeting women aged between 15-49 years who had non-marital fertility. Data on non-marital fertility characteristics were obtained from a random sample of 120 unmarried women using questionnaires and Focus Group Discussion (FGD’s). Through FGDs majority (75%) of the women admitted that poverty made them look for financial assistance from men as rewards for sexual relationship that resulted in unwanted pregnancies. Consequently levels and implication of non-marital fertility is important in creating awareness to the community of the consequences and policy making process aimed at reduction of non-marital pregnancies especially to mothers who are not able to provide their children with basic needs for their well being.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherScientific Journalsen_US
dc.subjectNon- Marital Fertilityen_US
dc.subjectMultiple Fertilityen_US
dc.subjectTotal Fertility Rateen_US
dc.subjectMakuenien_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleNon-Marital Fertility and its Implication to the Child and the Mother in Makueni District, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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