Lebeza Alemu TenawWoldia University, Ethiopia
Title: Contraceptive use and associated factors among women seeking induced abortion in Debre Marko’s town, Northwest Ethiopia
Introduction: Contraceptive utilization is a practice that helps individuals or couples to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Even though there is widespread availability of contraceptives, induced abortion remains an alarming public health problem in Ethiopia. There was limited information on contraceptive use among women seeking induced abortion and associated factors in the country particularly in the study area.
Objective: This study aimed to assess the history of contraceptive use and identify associated factors among women seeking induced abortion in Debre Marko’s town, Ethiopia.
Methods: An institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted. The systematic random sampling technique was used to select a 416 study participants. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data was entered by EPI-data and analyzed by using SPSS version 23. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analysis was carried out. A p-value ? 0.05 in the multivariable binary logistic regression was considered as statistically significant. Model fitness was assured.
Results: The proportion of contraceptive use within the last six months prior to pregnancy was 41.3% among women seeking induced abortion. Will unmarried women decrease the odds of contraceptive use by 52% (AOR=0.48; 95% CI: 0.28, 0.83), the odds of contraceptive use among women who had good knowledge about contraceptives 3.9times (AOR=3.86; 95% CI: 2.40, 6.21) more likely than women who had poor knowledge about contraceptives and the odds of contraceptive use among women who had a sexual partner discussion about contraceptive had 2.7 times (AOR= 1.74; 95% CI: 1.05, 2.88)) than their counterpart.
Lebeza Alemu Tenaw, a 29 years old Ethiopian, graduated with my bachelor degree in Midwifery from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia with a high distinction grade (3.78) and I studied my graduate study at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia by MPH in reproductive health with a high distinction grade (4.00) with excellent thesis work and I recognized as the best thesis of the year 2019 of the university.