The purpose of this study was to compare the results of studies conducted in Sahel countries (Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria, and Kenya) and those of eastern DRC on family planning. Materials and Method: This is an analytical study of data from eastern DRC, Morocco and some cities in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal written in 2016, covering beliefs, myths, ideas, level of acceptability on planning practices Family. The overall sample includes 19878 people who participated in age studies (15 to 49 years), by probabilistic sampling, in clusters in two degrees per ecological study; analysis of these data was either descriptive, bivariate or multivariate with a statistical significance threshold of 5%; The Square Chi test is used to compare proportions and logistic regression. Results: In Morocco, the median age was 38 years [19 to 80 years]. (1) Education and positive attitude (p-0.011) were associated with the follow-up of the pregnancy by the spouse (p-0.015). Lack of knowledge of complications (35.1%) was an obstructive factor in the spouse's post-natal consultation (p-0.021). In eastern DRC, the average age of women was 31.25 to 6.7 years. (2) Acceptability was significantly associated with husband's approval and marital dialogue on contraception (p-0.05). The individual belief of Nigerian, Kenyan and Senegalese women in myths is negatively associated with their practice of modern contraception. In Nigeria, the communitylevel myth variable for women is positively associated with modern contraceptive practice (1.6), while the malelevel variable is negatively associated (0.6); neither is associated with modern contraceptive practice in Kenya or Senegal. Conclusion: By strengthening the correct information on the mode of action and potential side effects of modern methods, the prevalence of modern contraception among these women could increase exponentially. Community discussion must be encouraged to weaken myths and increase the practice of modern contraception.
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Author Name: Kwamba E1 ; Jean Claude N2 ; Kandolo B1
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Keywords: sheep; Man, beliefs-myths, risks of childbirth, mother and acceptability-family planning.