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A study on the factors affecting the use of contraception in Bangladesh.


Md. Mahfuzar Rahman, Md. Nazrul Islam Mondal, and M. Korban Ali

Adolescents represent approximately one-fourth of the Bangladesh population. This large group is not adequate prepare for reproductive and sexual life, since its members lack basics information about their bodies, sexuality, contraception and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. So, the main purpose of this study is to identify the social, economic and demographic characteristics which are responsible for the selection of contraception methods. To do so, required data have been used from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2004. The statistical techniques, Chi-square test has been used to find the association among the variables and logistic regression analysis has been used to identify among those factors which are responsible for the use of contraception among ever-married women in their reproductive age. The study results reveal that most of the women (57.40%) used contraception, and the administrative areas, educational level, visits of health workers, religion, place of residence, number of living children, age, and employment status have significant effects on the use of contraception. Key words: Family Planning, Contraception Use, Logistic Regression Model, Odds Ratio

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