Associated Factors of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods Utilization Among Women of Reproductive Age in Wolkite Town

Mohammed Derese Biru


Background: Unintended pregnancy and abortion are stubborn problems in many countries including Ethiopia. Long acting contraceptive methods prevent unintended pregnancy far better than using a short acting method. This research aimed to assess factors that affect long acting reversible contraceptive use among women of reproductive age group in Wolkite town, Southern Ethiopia.Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in Wolkite town Guraghe zone southern Ethiopia. A total of 834 reproductive age group women’s, were selected using systematic random sampling. Socio-economic, demographic and health related characteristics of the participants were collected using structured questionnaires and personal interview. Chi-square test of independency and Logistic regression model was employed to determine the associated factors of long acting reversible contraceptive use.Results: The proportion of long acting reversible contraceptive use in Wolkite town was 0.253(25.3%). Variables Statistically associated with long acting reversible contraceptive use were Age group of women between 30-34 (OR=2.387, 95% CI= 1.011-5.635 ) and 35-39 (OR=4.623 95% CI= 1.512-14.138), Source of information about LAC methods from sex of partner and from other (OR=2.028, 95%, CI=1.373-2.996 and OR=0.457, 95%, CI=0.266-0.786) respectively, Awareness on IUD and DEPO methods (OR=0.562, 95% CI=0.363-0.872 and OR=0.446, 95% CI=0.313=0.635) respectively, awareness on duration of  implant usage from 3-5 years (OR=0.238, 95% CI=0.117-0.481), Perception on the removal of LAC methods for possible response (OR=4.483, 95% CI=2.041-9.839)Conclusions: This study found that proportion of long acting reversible contraceptive use was 0.253(25.3%).

Keywords: Long Acting, Reversible Contraceptive and Women

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/86-01

Publication date: February 28th 2021

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