Family planning (FP) is an important strategy in promoting maternal and child health. Although family planning was initiated in Sudan in 1965 and then incorporated into the Primary Health Care (PHC) in 1985, the utilization rate remains low, which is among the lowest countries in the region. this study aimed to evaluate the effects of a community-based family planning education program on knowledge of family planning methods for married women in Khartoum State, Sudan.
Quasi-community interventional study design. It was conducted in Khartoum State, Sudan in December, 2020. A Family planning program was invented as an intervention program. The sample size consists of 456 mothers, the participants in the research are between the ages of (15 and 49). The data were collected by a questionnaire designed to measure mothers’ knowledge. The questionnaire consisted of 30 questions covering the different aspects of family planning. The data were collected by the researcher. A pre-evaluation was done on the knowledge by using a structured questionnaire. After that, the health education program for the experimental group was done within 20 educational hours, pre and post-test is done to the evaluated effectiveness of the educational program.
The study results showed most of the intervention and control groups were illiterate 40%, they have little information about family planning methods, the mothers’ knowledge has increased after family planning program intervention from 40–84.7%.
The study concluded that a family planning educational program has significantly increased a mother’s knowledge regarding family planning.