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Barriers to Contraceptive Use Among Child Bearing Women in Ambo Town, West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Digafe Tsegaye Nigatu1* and Mesfin Tafa Segni2

1MPH in Reproductive Health, Lecturer at Department of Public Health, College of Health Science, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia

2MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Lecture at Department of Public Health, College of Health Science, Arsi University, Assela, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Digafe Tsegaye
MPH in Reproductive Health
Lecturer at department of Public Health
College of Health Science Ambo University
Ambo, Ethiopia
Tel: +251-913214751
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 19, 2015; Accepted date: January 18, 2016; Published date: January 25, 2016

Citation: Nigatu DT, Segni MT (2016) Barriers to Contraceptive Use Among Child Bearing Women in Ambo Town, West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 6:352. doi:10.4172/2161-0932.1000352

Copyright: © 2016 Nigatu DT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background: Contraception is a technique to prevent a conception; its usage is a central element of quality care in the provision of family planning services and an important dimension of women’s reproductive rights. Barriers to use contraceptive is the factor that increase the likely hood of adverse mothers’ sexual and reproductive health consequence such as unwanted pregnancy or poorly timed pregnancy, unsafe abortion, maternal death and others. The objective of this study was to determine the barriers of contraceptive use among child bearing women living in Ambo town, West Shewa zone, Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia.

Methodology: The study was conducted in Ambo town from February to March, 2015 G.C. Cross sectional study design was used& Participants were selected using systematic random sampling method. Data was collected by using structured questionnaires through face to face interviews & coded, entered and analyzed using EPI- INFO Version 3.5.1. The analyzed data was presented by using tables and graphs.

Result: Forty percent of the respondents were using at least one contraceptive methods; injectable (58.8%) was the most used ones. Fear of side effect (25.8%) and desire to have a children were the most mentioned barrier for non-use. Multiple logistic regression model revealed that Educational status of mother (AOR 7.3, 95% CI: 3.22-16.6), and husband educational status (AOR 4.9, 95% CI: 1.4-16.9), religious influence (AOR 9.15, 95% CI: 1.75-46.9) and marital status (AOR: 1.95, 95% CI: 1.12-3.42) were positively associated with the use of contraceptives.

Conclusion and recommendation: Contraceptive use rate was low. Therefore, the community should be encouraged to continue and use contraceptive so as to space family size and also leaders of religions to be involved in the education of the community to use contraceptive.


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