Gynécologie & Obstétrique

Gynécologie & Obstétrique
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ISSN: 2161-0932


Why Refugee Women Didn't Use Modern Contraceptives? Lesson from Women in Shedder Refugee Camp, Ethiopian Somali Regional State, Eastern Ethiopia; 2014

Kassa Tadesse and Wubareg Seifu

Background: Although the use of contraception has been associated with improving the health of women and children, its utilization among refugee women was limited. Thus, the main aim of the study was to assess factors associated with use of modern contraceptive methods among married women residing in Sheder refugee camp Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia.

Methods and Materials: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 329 randomly selected married women found in reproductive age group. Data were collected using structured questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS version 20software. Multiple logistic regression analyses were done to see their association and factors associated with the outcome of an interest. All p values were two tailed and P-value <0.05 with 95% CI level was used as a cut of point to see their level of significance. Qualitative data were transcribed and analyzed in thematic ways and triangulated in to quantitative findings

Results: The proportion of women using modern contraceptives was 55(17.8%). Maternal education [AOR=6.7 (95% CI:2.1, 11.5)], discussions with their partner [AOR=2.9(95% CI: 1.6, 5.8)], having number of live children more than 3 [AOR=5.4 95% CI: 2.3, 12.1)], working outside their home [AOR=5.4 95% CI:(1.6, 17.8)], husbands approval [AOR=3.7 95% CI:( 1.8, 9.3)] and decision making role [ AOR=2.9% CI:(1.57, 6.8) were significantly associated with modern contraceptive use.

Conclusion: Therefore, partner involvement in decision making are encouraged and women empowerment should be more promoted through education and employment to improve their decision making autonomy to use modern contraceptive methods.