Men’s Involvement in Contraceptives Use and Quality of Life of Women in Nigeria: Implications for Fp2020

Oluwagbemiga E. Adeyemi, Federal University
Olaide A. Adedokun, Lagos State University
Kolawole Olowe, The West African Management Development Institutes Network
Tolulope Fakayode, Federal University Oye-Ekiti

The study examines the relationship between men’s involvement in contraceptive use and quality of life of women in Nigeria, with implications for FP2020. Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data were used for the study. The data for the study were analyzed using three statistical methods. The study revealed that more than two-thirds of women who were currently using modern methods involved their husband/partners in decisions- making concerning contraceptive use. Except in 2003, multinomial regression model revealed a significant relative risk among the poorest women whose partner/husband were not involved in the contraceptive decisions when compared with women with moderate wealth index which is the base outcome. A higher effect of male involvement on women’s well-being was reaffirmed with the Poison regression model in all the three data sets. Changing behavioural attitudes of men towards family planning is therefore essential and urgent, looking at the uncovered benefits in this study

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  Presented in Session P2. Poster Session 2