The Role of Men in Family Planning: An Examination of Determinants of Male Involvement in Family Planning in Kenya

Bernard Kiprotich, Employee NCPD

This study examined determinants of men’s role in family planning in Kenya by investigating factors that influence their involvement in Family planning. The study used 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey dataset focusing on 6,693 married men aged 15-54 years. Chi-square tests and binary logistic regression analysis were applied to determine the relationship between explanatory and outcome variable. The study revealed that 44 percent of Kenyan men were involved in family planning. Findings from bivariate analysis indicated that husband’s age, wife/partner’s age, religion, husband’s occupation, level of education, exposure to family planning messages, number of living children and knowledge on contraception were significantly associated with male involvement. Results of logistic regression showed that men who had higher education level, exposed to family planning messages, discussed family planning with health provider had high likelihood of being involved in family planning issues.

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  Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1