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Ouattara, A. Study of the Factors of Underutilization of the Services of Family Planning and Prevention of STI/HIV/AIDS by the Populations of the Health Districts of Boundoukou and Tanda in the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.

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  • TITLE: Factors Associated with the Use of Modern Contraceptive Methods by Women of Childbearing Age in Parakou in 2017

    AUTHORS: K. Salifou, R. Sidi Imorou, M. Vodouhe, M. E. Gounon, F. Hounkponou, A. Obossou, C. Koukoui, R. X. E. Perrin, E. Alihonou

    KEYWORDS: Methods, Modern Contraception, Use, Factors Associated, Women of Childbearing Age, Parakou

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol.8 No.5, May 21, 2018

    ABSTRACT: As in other countries of West Africa, Benin has a low rate of MCM utilization. The factors which lead to this low rate of use vary from one country to another. Purpose: The purpose of this work was to determine the factors associated with the use of modern contraceptive method (MCM) by women of childbearing age (WCBA) in Parakou in 2017. Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional and descriptive study with an analytical purpose among WCBA selected in households of the municipality of Parakou after a 2-degree cluster survey. Results: The WCBA’s average age was 29 ± 5.6 years old with extremes of 15 and 46 years. The modern contraceptive prevalence was 14.74%. Among WCBA, 57.14% had an average level of knowledge. The media were the main source of information (75.84%). Among them 34.39% never discussed the matter with their spouse; the latter were not in favor of contraception. The educational level, the perception of woman, the spouse’s favorable opinion, the discussion with the spouse, the level of knowledge of MCM and the knowledge of the existence of FP service were significantly associated with the use of MCM with p = 0.0000 after multivariate analysis. Conclusion: The level of MCM use still remains low. Any effort to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence should take into account its associated factors in order to optimize the use of MCM in the municipality of Parakou in 2017.