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Title: MAGNITUDE AND DETERMINANTS OF UNMET NEE D AND BARRIERS OF FAMILY PLANNING (AMONG WIVES, HUSBANDS AND COUPLES) IN ENDERTA DISTRICT, TIGRAY REGION ETHIOPIA
Authors: RUTH, GHEBRESELASIE,
Advisors: GETNET MITIKE, M.D. MPH
Copyright: 2006
Date Added: 12-May-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa university
Abstract: ABSTRACT BACKGROUND - Ethiopia is the third populous country in Africa with a population of 73 million in the mid 2005. The population is growing rapidly at the rate of 2.46 percent per year. At this rate of growth the country will reach 100million in the next 15 years. Even if drastic measures slow the rate of growth, the population will continue to increase as the country’s 47 million youths under the age of 24 raise their own families. /6/ OBJECTIVE - the study is designed to assess the magnitude and determinants of unmet need for family planning among couples, wives and husbands in Enderta district. METHODS -Community based cross-sectional study data collection started on January 1 and finished on January 26. It was carried out among couples; 408 wives and 408 husbands. Simple random sampling technique was implemented (the villages had equal chance of selection) select 7Villages out of the71. Interview held only for the couples wives aged 15 to 49 and their husbands living in the study area and selected house hold. Informants were interviewed using structured and pre tested questionnaire. Data analyzed using EPI Info version 6 and SPSS11 statistical packages. FINDINGS - When all couples were stratified according to the contraceptive need status, 48% of wives and 46.8% of husbands had unmet need. The maximum and minimum couple’s unmet need was 57.6%and 18.6 respectively. Met need was 15%for wives and 21% for husbands. Contraceptive demands were 63.5 and 68%for wives and husbands respectively. Among the factors considered to be associated with unmet need only number of live children and discussion about contraception within these six months was found to be statistically significant. (Table 9, 11, 12). Developing and implementing programs that encourage the involvement of men in family planning, improving family planning service for men, and making male contraceptive methods available and accessible at all level of health facility is recommended, and encouraging spousal communication and involving men in family planning decision making is important in bridging the gap between met and unmet need.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO FACULTY OF MEDICINE ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1063
Appears in:Thesis - Public Health

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