Socio-demographic characteristics of male contraceptive use in Indonesia

Dian Kristiani Irawaty, Hadi Pratomo

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Abstract

Low contraceptive uptake among men remains significant issues in Indonesia. Hence, this study seeks to understand the association between socio-demographic factors and men's contraceptive use in Indonesia by utilizing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS), couple dataset. Bivariate analysis was conducted by performing a chi-squared test of independence to analyse the relationship between selected socio-demographic factors and the dependent variable. A binary logistic regression model was considered to identify the effects of covariates. Place of residence, husbands' approval on family planning, husbands and wives knew family planning from newspaper/magazine, and the perception that contraception is woman's business were significant predictors according to the IDHS. Programs related to gender-sensitive campaign about family planning and gender-sensitive curricula in schools are needed for encouraging men to use contraception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-157
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Couple dataset
  • Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey
  • Male contraception

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