Analysing the factors favoring the use of modern contraceptive methods among Kinoise women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Authors

  • Lukau Matezo Espoir Ecnomic
  • Malimingi Muhole Amantha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v9i4.713

Keywords:

Contraceptive methods, Women, Use, Determinant, Kinshasa

Abstract

This study aims to identify the factors that favor the use of modern contraceptive methods in non-pregnant women who need to space or limit births. The analyzes were made using SPSS software (statistical package for social sciences) version 25. The data used in this publication comes from a TRAC survey on family planning carried out by the Family Health Association / Population Service international (ASF / PSI) in DRC. Continuously Tracking Results surveys are knowledge surveys, attitudes, and practices of women in matters of family planning but with the introduction of questions on scales as mentioned above. This survey concerned 1965 women aged 15 to 49 selected in urban and peri-urban areas of the provincial city of Kinshasa. Our results show that the discussion between partner or spouse on the use of modern contraceptive methods positively influences the majority of women (OR = 4.28; p <0.001),being part of a social norm (OR = 3.30; p <0.01) and having a high socioeconomic level (OR = 2.54; p <0.01), also favor positively the use of modern contraceptives. The paper concludes that any effort to increase contraceptive prevalence should target attitude, level of knowledge of methods, and spousal support to optimize the use of modern contraception in the city of Kinshasa.

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Published

2020-07-05

How to Cite

Espoir, L. M., & Amantha, M. M. (2020). Analysing the factors favoring the use of modern contraceptive methods among Kinoise women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 9(4), 304–313. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v9i4.713

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