HomeUNP Research Journalvol. 21 no. 1 (2012)

Utilization of Family Planning Methods: The Case of Tingguians and Ilocanos

Ma. Linda Q. Dumlao | Rebecca N. Rios | Gemma Agnes R. Supnet

Discipline: Health



The study determined the utilization of the family planning methods among Tingguians and Ilocanos. The study is a descriptive-correlational type of research. A questionnaire-checklist formulated by the researchers and content validated by experts was the main tool used to gather data needed for the study. They were chosen through purposive sampling. Frequency, percentage, and bivariate correlation analysis were used to treat the data gathered.


The findings show that the mother-respondents are mostly 26-30 years old, college graduates. Majority are Catholics and have a monthly income range of P5,001-10,000. The mother-respondents got married when they were 21-25 years old, have 4-6 living children, have been pregnant 4-6 times, have not undergone abortion, have not delivered prematurely but delivered term births, and are using family planning methods. The health worker is the main source of information about the family planning methods.


The top five family planning methods used by Tingguians and Ilocanos are oral pills, condoms, depo provera, calendar-method, and bilateral tubal ligation (BTL). Personal knowledge of the method, accessibility of supplies, convenience of the method, duration of action, and affordability are the most common reasons for using a particular family planning method.


Moreover, age, educational attainment, age at marriage, gravidity, abortion, and premature birth are significantly related to the utilization of family planning methods.