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dc.contributor.authorOsuafor, Godswill N.
dc.contributor.authorAyiga, Natal
dc.contributor.authorMaputle, Sonto M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-16T07:22:51Z
dc.date.available2018-11-16T07:22:51Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationOsuafor, G.N. et al. 2018. Factors related to married or cohabiting women’s decision to use modern contraceptive methods in Mahikeng, South Africa. African journal of primary health care and family, 10(1): Article no a1431. [https://doi.org/10.4102/ phcfm.v10i1.1431]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2071-2928
dc.identifier.issn2071-2936 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/31720
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.4102/ phcfm.v10i1.1431
dc.identifier.urihttps://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/1431/2837
dc.description.abstractBackground: Sexual and reproductive decision-making has emerged as an important health indicator in family reproductive health issues. While there is evidence of male dominance in sexual and reproductive health decisions, the role of socio-demographic factors on women’s decision to use contraception is not well understood. Aim: This study aimed at exploring the socio-demographic factors associated with married women’s decision-making to use contraception. Setting: The study was conducted in Mahikeng local municipality in the Modiri Molema District Municipality. Methods: Data were generated in Mahikeng from married and cohabiting women, aged 18–49 years, from a survey comprising 568 participants. Data were collected on women’s demographic characteristics and contraceptive behaviour. Descriptive, bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to examine factors related to decision-making on contraceptive use. Results: The result revealed that 57% of the participants were currently using contraception and 45% stated jointly-made decision regarding the use of contraception. Decisions on use of contraceptives were associated with education, occupation, religion, duration of union and home language. Other factors associated with decision-making on contraceptive use were perception on husband’s right to sex, use of force for sex and spousal communication about sex. Conclusion: Empowering women to use contraception to meet their fertility desire should aim at improving their socio-economic status and spousal communication. Family planning providers should recognise socio-cultural barriers under which the relationships exist and how women can navigate these contextual factorsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAOSISen_US
dc.titleFactors related to married or cohabiting women’s decision to use modern contraceptive methods in Mahikeng, South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID23376430 - Osuafor, Godswill Nwabuisi
dc.contributor.researchID22293876 - Ayiga, Natal


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