Future intention of contraceptive use among Comorian women, 2012

Abstract

Aim

Between 1996 and 2012, a stagnant performance in the contraceptive prevalence rate was witnessed in Comoros. This study aims to analyze the factors associated with future intention to use contraceptives among women aged 15–49 years who were not using any method of contraception.

Subjects and methods

The Comorian Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2012 was used. Along with weighted prevalence of future intention of contraceptive use, the binomial logistic regression was deployed to understand the net predictors of future intention of contraceptive use.

Results

Findings from the multivariate analysis suggest that the women’s age, employment, education, mass media exposure, and sex composition of living children as well as future desire for additional children were the factors significantly associated with future intention of contraceptive use.

Conclusion

The Comorian health system should intervene to improve the overall level of contraceptive use followed by a targeted intervention among non-users. The most vulnerable women are those who have never used contraception and do not intend to use any contraceptive in the future.

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Rai, R.K. Future intention of contraceptive use among Comorian women, 2012. J Public Health 23, 289–296 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-015-0678-3

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Keywords

  • Contraceptive use
  • Total fertility rate
  • Non-users
  • Future intention
  • Comoros