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Usage of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods among Women Who Want No More Children, In-Depth Analysis of the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2005
Authors: Seyfu Abebe Desta, and Alemayehu Worku
Source: Science Journal of Public Health, 5(6): 428-439; Doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20170506.14
Topic(s): Contraception
Family planning
Country: Africa
Published: NOV 2017
Abstract: Problem Statement: The Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods were known to provide different benefits for the client and the health system when compared with the short acting methods. Despite these advantages, these methods are underutilized in the world in general and in Ethiopia in particular with a prevalence rate of 0.2%. Detrmining the factors for usage of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives among women who want no more children not only help to plan interventions and increase their utilization of these methods but also will have significant contribution to improve the health system provision due to the diversified benefit. The objective of this study was to figure out the main factor that determines the use of long acting reversible contraceptive methods among current users who want no more children in 2005 in Ethiopia. The in-depth analysis of this study was based on the Ethiopian Demography and Health survey conducted on 2005 G. C. Data pertaining to this study was taken from the survey and analyzed using SPSS 19. Multiple binary logistics regressions were used to find relationship between the independent and dependent variable using Complex survey analysis. After adjusting for demographic and reproductive health characteristics, highest education attained, ever had a terminated pregnancy, heard Family planning on radio, told about FP by health or FP worker and decision maker on use of contraception were found to be determinants for the use of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives. The study has identified highest level of education attained, ever had a terminated pregnancy, heard FP on radio and decision maker on using contraception were found to be determinates. Approaches that address the mentioned factors will significantly enhance the use of the Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives in this subpopulation. Keywords Long Acting Contraceptives, Women, No More Children, Family Planning