The influence of changes in women's religious affiliation on contraceptive use and fertility among the Kassena-Nankana of northern Ghana.

@article{Doctor2009TheIO,
  title={The influence of changes in women's religious affiliation on contraceptive use and fertility among the Kassena-Nankana of northern Ghana.},
  author={Henry Victor Doctor and James F. Phillips and Evelyn Sakeah},
  journal={Studies in family planning},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={
          113-22
        }
}
Religious affiliation is undergoing major changes in rural Sahelian Africa, with profound consequences for customs that are grounded in traditional belief systems. This study examines the influence of women's religious affiliation on contraceptive use and fertility among the Kassena-Nankana of northern Ghana. Analysis of longitudinal data for women in 1995 and 2003 shows that 61 percent of women changed their religion, with shifts from traditional beliefs to Christianity being dominant… CONTINUE READING

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