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Title: DETERMINANTS OF UNMET NEED FOR CONTRACEPTION AMONG CURRENTLY MARRIED COUPLES IN WEST BELESSA WOREDA, NORTH GONDAR OF AMHARA, ETHIOPIA.
Authors: NEGA, MIHRET
Advisors: Dr. Assefa Hailemariam
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 24-Dec-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The objective of the study was to examine the underlying factors of unmet need for contraception among currently married couples in West Belessa Woreda. A community based cross sectional study was made. A multistage sampling procedure was carried out to interview 662 couples in the study area. The study was designed in such a way that the various demographic, socioeconomic and family planning variables have effects on unmet need for contraception. Demographic, socioeconomic and family planning variables were used as explanatory variables and the dependent variable is unmet need for contraception. In order to examine, then, the effect of these variables, the study utilized both descriptive and multi-variate analytical techniques. The results indicated that around 31% of wives and 17% of husbands have not known any family planning method. 51% of wives and 18% of husbands knew utmost two methods, and 18.3% of wives and 66% of husbands knew at least three contraceptive methods. Around 65% of wives and 53% of husbands have never discussed with partners issues concerning family planning. It is also indicated that 69% of wives and 56.4% of husbands have never discussed about family planning methods with health extension workers. 31% of wives and 43.6% of husbands have discussed with health extension workers at least once in the past three months about contraceptive methods. Concerning the need status for contraception, 39.5 and 47 percent of women and men have unmet need for contraception, and 29 and 28.5 percent of women and men have met their need respectively. The minimum and maximum couples’ unmet needs for contraception were found to be 29.5 and 57.5 percent respectively. According to the result of logistic regression, among the variables, number of living children, spousal communication and discussion with health extension workers about family planning methods were found to be significantly affecting couples unmet need for contraception. It is therefore, recommended that raising the status of women through education, promoting communication between couples and discussion with health extension workers about family planning are the prime importance to erode barriers to use contraceptive methods.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES, ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POPULATION STUDIES
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1866
Appears in:Thesis - Population Studies
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