Contraceptive method use in Indonesia: Trends and determinants between 2007, 2012 and 2017

Maria Gayatri, Budi Utomo

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Background: The contraceptive prevalence in Indonesia was still dominated by short-acting method. Recently, the use of traditional contraceptives in Indonesia show an upward trend which is high risk of unintended pregnancy and sexual transmitted disease. This study aims to examine the determinants of contraceptive use in Indonesia and find the differences in characteristics of users. Material and Method: Data used were from the IDHS 2007, IDHS 2012 and IDHS 2017. Contraceptive method mix was used as dependent variables. Chi-square test and binary logistic regression were applied to find the significant factors. Findings: The findings indicated that contraception in Indonesia was mostly used for fertility limiting. About 90% of contraceptive method mix in Indonesia are contributed by modern contraceptive method. Modern contraceptive method are frequently used by women who live in rural areas. Compared to modern contraceptive users, traditional users in Indonesia were more likely have good education and occupation and live in urban areas. Conclusion: Women who used traditional method should be encouraged to switch into the more effective modern contraceptive method. Strategy to promote the use of Long-Acting Reversible and Permanent Method needs to be strengthened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1818-1823
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Long-acting
  • Method-mix
  • Modern contraception
  • Short-acting
  • Traditional contraception


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