Den naturlige kroppen: Kvinners oppfatninger om familieplanlegging i urbane Ghana
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Background: By meeting women’s need for family planning one will be able to promote health and socioeconomic wealth. Family planning gives the opportunity to space, limit and delay child birth, which help reduce risk pregnancy and gives time for self-realization, in that way family planning can help achieve the SDGs. Aim: This study aimed to explore the experiences women in Accra, Ghana has with family planning. And to explore how family planning can contribute to achieving the SDGs and what prevents modern contraceptive use. Methods: Qualitative design with open individual interviews as method for collecting the data. The data was analyzed using Giorgi's psychological phenomenological analysis. The literature review is traditional. Theoretical perspective: The perspective concerns choice, sexual and reproductive health and rights, the sustainable development and empowerment-thinking. Findings: Family planning can facilitate the achievement of the SDGs, especially by slowing population growth. The women were concerned about side effects with modern contraceptives. It is expected that women get children fast after marriage. Women take little use of the SRH-health and the sex education is shallow. Conclusion: More information about side effects and how contraceptives work is needed to promote the use of modern contraceptive methods. Family planning is a cost effective intervention compared to many others in achieving the SDGs.