Poor Knowledge and Nonuse of Long-Acting/Permanent Methods of Contraceptives in Six Districts in Indonesia

Christiana R. Titaley, Iwan Ariawan, Rita Damayanti, Amry Ismail, A. Y. Saputri, Fitra Yelda, Nugroho Soeharno, Subarkah, Sarah Harlan, Yunita Wahyuningrum, Douglas Storey

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Abstract

This analysis aimed at examining the association between the level of knowledge about long-acting/permanent methods of contraceptives (LAPM) and nonuse of LAPM among currently married, nonpregnant, and fecund women aged 15 to 49 years intending to limit childbearing. Data were derived from a cross-sectional study in Tuban, Kediri, and Lumajang District (East Java Province) and Lombok Barat, Lombok Timur, and Sumbawa District (Nusa Tenggara Barat Province) in June 2012. Information was obtained from 4323 respondents. Using multivariate logistic regression, we found that women with moderate levels of LAPM knowledge were less likely to use LAPM than women with high levels of knowledge (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 2.01, 95% CI = 1.51-2.68). Women with low level of LAPM knowledge were less likely to use LAPM than women with high levels of knowledge (aOR = 4.25, 95% CI = 3.37-5.36). Efforts to strengthen counseling services and increased provider knowledge and counselling skills are important to improve women’s knowledge about and use of LAPM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-672
Number of pages13
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Improving Contraceptive Methods Mix (ICMM)
  • Indonesia
  • contraception
  • family planning
  • knowledge
  • long acting and permanent methods of contraceptive

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