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Married Young Women Low Contraceptive Use Is Associated with Normative Beliefs, Misconception and Self-Efficacy in Rural Ethiopia: Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

Tariku Dingeta Amante, Yemane Brehan
Yemane Berhane, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (AC-IPH)
Lemessa Oljira Hordofa, Haramaya University
Alemayehu Worku, Addis Ababa University

Introduction: Contraceptive studies in Ethiopia have mostly limited to individual factors ignoring socio-cultural influences and wide age interval of 15-49 years although young women, who face pressures to conceive is likely different. This study therefore, to identify the level of married young women contraception and associated factors. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 3039 14-24 years married women in Eastern Ethiopia. Data were collected using a questionnaire through face to face interview. Odds Ratio (OR) was used to identify factors associated with young women contraception using binary logistic regression. Results: Less than one in seven 369(14.1%) (95% CI: 12.8-15.5) of the participants were using contraceptive methods. The normative believes (perceived contraceptive approval ) (AOR=2.1; 95%CI=1.8-2.5), belief in contraceptive myths(AOR= 0.67; 95%CI=0.58-0.78), self-efficacy( AOR=1.7; 95% CI=1.23-2.4), spousal communication (AOR=1.4; 95% CI=1.2-1.7), home contraceptive education by HEWs (AOR=1.5; 95% CI:1.1-2.1) and recent physical IPV experience (AOR=1.4; 95% CI=1.1-1.9) were associated with contraceptive use.

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  Presented in Session 120. Barriers to Contraceptive Use