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Family planning practice and related factors of married women in Ethiopia.

 I.S. Ko  ;  M.A. You  ;  E.S. Kim  ;  T.W. Lee  ;  S. Kim  ;  Y.M. Kim  ;  J.J. Nam  ;  H.K. Lee 
 INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW, Vol.57(3) : 377-382, 2010 
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Adolescent ; Adult ; Contraception Behavior* ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Ethiopia ; Family Planning Services* ; Female ; Humans ; Logistic Models ; Middle Aged ; Multivariate Analysis ; Needs Assessment* ; Rural Population ; Social Support* ; Socioeconomic Factors ; Spouses/psychology
Contraception ; Ecological Model ; Ethiopia ; Family Planning ; Health Needs Assessment ; Millennium Development Goals ; Survey ; Women
BACKGROUND: The family planning (FP) practice rate of Ethiopian women of reproductive age is lower than in most other sub-Saharan African countries. AIM: To examine the status of FP practice and identify intrapersonal, interpersonal and community factors associated with FP practice among married Ethiopian women in a rural area. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with a convenient sample of 193 married women of reproductive age. A structured questionnaire, which was modified based on the Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey, was used. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify factors associated with FP practice at three levels: intrapersonal, interpersonal and community. RESULTS: Almost 67% of women were currently using at least one FP method and most women obtained FP methods from the public health sector. Short-term methods such as pills and injections were most commonly used. FP practice was significantly associated with willingness to use long-term or permanent FP methods in future and spousal discussion about FP. CONCLUSIONS: Both intrapersonal and interpersonal factors were related to FP practice. Community factors, however, need to be further assessed using various methods to plan a comprehensive and more culturally acceptable community-based FP program. Caution is needed to generalize the findings because of the convenient sample, but community-based FP programs emphasizing long-term or permanent methods and male involvement in FP counseling would be successful strategies to increase FP practice. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nurses and midwives need to be trained to provide knowledge and skills for long-term or permanent FP methods for service quality.
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Ko, Il Sun(고일선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3671-4833
Kim, Sue(김수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3785-2445
Kim, Eui Sook(김의숙)
You, Mi Ae(유미애)
Lee, Tae Wha(이태화) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-3074
Lee, Hyeonkyeong(이현경) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9558-7737
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