International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 15, No. 6, 2017, pp. 367-374
Bioline Code: rm17048
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 15, No. 6, 2017, pp. 367-374
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Modern contraceptive methods utilization and associated factors among reproductive aged women in rural Dembia District, northwest Ethiopia: Community based cross-sectional study|
Debebe, Shibihon; Limenih, Miteku Andualem & Biadgo, Belete
Background: Improving women’s health through modern contraceptive methods
utilization is the key strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancy and its complication.
However, there was limited evidence on utilization of modern contraceptive
methods in the study area.
Objective: This study identified factors affecting utilization of modern
contraceptive methods among women at reproductive age group in rural areas of
Dembia district, 2015.
Materials and Methods: Community based cross sectional study was conducted in
2015 in Dembia District. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select a total
of 616 study participants. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression model was
fitted to identify factors associated with modern contraceptive utilization. Odds ratio
with 95% confidence interval (CI) was computed to determine the level of
Results: Modern contraceptive methods utilization was found to be 31.7% 95%CI
(28.0-35.3). Age [Adjusted odds ratio (AOR): 1.94, (95%CI: 1.170-3.216)], women
who has educated husband [AOR: 0.28, (95%CI: 0.117-0.666)], Marital status
[AOR: 2.81, (95%CI: 1.344-5.855)] and Spousal announcement about family
planning issues [AOR: 2.58, (95%CI: (1.276-5.202)] were factors associated with
modern contraceptive methods utilization.
Conclusion: Modern contraceptive methods utilization was found to be low.
Providing educational opportunities, creating awareness about contraception and
effective counseling would increase modern contraceptive methods utilization.
Contraceptive utilization; Ethiopia; Modern contraceptive
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