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Factors Associated with Contraceptive Discontinuation among Women (15-49 Years) in Uganda.

Julius Sseninde, Makerere Uninversity
Allen Kabagenyi, Makerere University, School of Statistics and Planning
Hellen Namawejje, Makerere Uninversity

Contraceptive discontinuation a dilemma behind full utilization of family planning services. The objective of this work is to investigate factors associated with contraceptive discontinuation among women aged 15-49 years in Uganda. The study is based on secondary data set (PMA 2020) for PMA2016 Uganda with a sample of 4047 women. The binary logistic regression is used at the multivariate analysis level. The overall findings reveal that 275 women (6.8%) discontinued the use of contraceptives. The logistic regression revealed that women (25-29, 30-35) had higher odds of discontinuing (OR = 3.7, p=0.020), (OR = 4.6, p=0.016), compared to those of (15-19) age group respectively. Formerly married Women had higher odds of discontinuing (OR = 4.2, p=0.007), compared to the odds of currently married women. Lastly, Women concerned about their health had higher odds of contraceptive discontinuation (OR = 1.923, p=0.044), than women who had no health concerns.

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  Presented in Session 87. Family Planning in Africa: Who, and Where Are the under-Served?