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The Utilization of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception and Associated Factors among Women in Indonesia
Authors: Maria Gayatri
Source: Global Journal of Health Science, 12(3); DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v12n3p110
Topic(s): Contraception
Family planning
Country: Asia
Published: FEB 2020
Abstract: Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), consist of IUD and implats, were effective and efficient methods in preventing the pregnancy. However, the used of these methods in Indonesia was still low. This study sought to explore LARC utilization trends and the factors influencing LARC used among reproductive women in Indonesia. This research analyzed data from the Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey 2017. Respondents in this study were women who currently used modern contraceptive methods. A total of 20,409 women who used modern methods were included in the analysis. Descriptive analysis was performed using chi-square and percentages. Logistic regression with complex sample design was used to determine the associated factors in LARC utilization. Among women in reproductive age who currently used modern contraception, IUDs and implants were viewed particularly unfavorably which only 16.5% of women used LARC. Findings highlighted that higher LARC use among reproductive age women in Indonesia correlated with higher parity, older women, higher education, working women, desire to limit the pregnancy in the future and more visited by fieldworkers in the last 12 months. This study underscored that even though only 4% of respondents were visited by fieldworkers, the utilize of LARC was higher among women who visited by fieldworkers. This study suggests that communication skills among fieldworker need to be enhanced to do counselling and work closely with the community member.