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Authors: Rahel, Dubiwak
Advisors: D/r Assefa Semie
Keywords: Repi Soap
Detergent S.Co
Copyright: Jul-2008
Date Added: 3-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Back ground- Family planning methods include methods which prevent pregnancy for a duration of short time, long time and permanently. Currently, family planning method mix of Ethiopia is highly dominated with short term methods such as pills and injectables. Nevertheless, the contribution of long term and permanent methods is minimal. But for a country like Ethiopia where health service coverage is low, family planning is donor dependent and mothers finish their desired family size in the early age, it is essential to shift to long term and permanent methods. Objectives The objective of this study is to assess the contraceptive method mix and its determinants in woredas of ODA RH/FP project in East Hararghe zone of the Oromia region. Methods- A cross-sectional study was employed from September 2007 to May 2008. Quantitative data was collected from 473 married contraceptive users in four rural kebeles selected from two woredas with ODA RH/FP project. The two woredas were selected by SRS and the two rural kebeles were selected from each woredas using simple random sampling. The name of family planning users was listed with the help of CBRHAs. And short term and long term clients were selected with PPS. On the other hand, qualitative data was collected from two FGDs conducted with religious leaders and key informant interview with zonal ODA RH/FP project coordinator. Trained supervisors, data collectors and note takers were used in data collection. Quantitative data was entered using Epi Info version 3.3 and was analyzed using SPSS Version 13 statistical package. Descriptive statistics and associations between variables were 10 assessed by using chi-squares, p-values, Odds Ratios, and 95% CIs. Qualitative data was transcribed, translated, coded, classified segment by segment, categories and themes were developed to answer the research questions. Result -From the total study participants 24.3 %( 115) were using long term methods while 75.7 %( 358) were using short term methods. Educational status, preferred number of children, initial source of family planning information, duration of family planning use, family planning intention was found to have significant association with family planning method used. Qualitative findings show that religious and cultural beliefs mostly affect family planning method used and the value given to children. Conclusion and recommendations- This study addressed that the majority of mothers in the study area are using short term methods. Religious and cultural beliefs influence the FP method mix in the area. The study also showed that CBRHAs play a major role in expansion of family planning. To expand and improve family planning service, CBRHA program should be expanded to other parts of the country. Family planning service outlets should include all methods of family planning especially permanent family planning methods in their routine service. Studies are recommended to provide in depth information on family planning method mix.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2318
Appears in:Thesis - Public Health

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