Radio Communications on Family Planning: Case of West Africa. Academic Article uri icon


  • Sub-Saharan Africa will accommodate more population this century by having a multitude of births across the continent. Family planning methods provide women with techniques to manage their health and wellbeing. This study investigated how radio communications in family planning changed the perception of Ghanaian, Liberian, and Senegalese mothers toward having fewer children. Univariate and multivariate linear regression results after coarsened exact matching (CEM) with selected covariates for 15- to 49-year-old mothers from demographic and health survey (DHS) data implied the effectiveness of radio communications. This effort supports the need for further research on tailored communication methods for West African mothers over time.

published proceedings

  • Int J Environ Res Public Health

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Ahn, J., Briers, G., Baker, M., Price, E., Strong, R., Pia, M., Zickafoose, A., & Lu, P.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • April 2022