Factors influencing modern contraceptive use among married women in Central Uganda
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Access to modern contraceptives has been found to avert unintended pregnancy, reduce maternal and child, mortality. However use of modern contraceptives remains slow. The family planning program through the use of modern contraceptives has played an important role in reducing fertility and negative effects on development and health. Regardless of the increase in the contraceptive rate (34%), the UDHS (UBOS and ICF, 2017) report progress shows that the unmet need for contraception in Uganda is at 28.4%(CF,2016) showing that not every woman who doesn’t want to get pregnant use modern contraceptives. The objective of this study was to examine the factors influencing modern contraceptive use among married women in central Uganda. We focused and analyzed findings on 5602 married women in central to whom their questionnaire was responded. SPSS analysis tool was used and the analysis was done using these two levels for example Univariate and Bivariate analysis. The explanatory variables were the, Age, Wealth Status, Education level, Parity, Residence, Religion, Region and dependent variable was modern contraceptive use. Univariate simple statistics of the respondents were done and the largest proportion for the respondents 52.0% were from rural areas but only 48.0% were from urban areas. Number of women constituted 34.9% had attained primary education and 43.1% were either married or living with partner. Therefor empowering women by promoting girl child education can be an important factor in increasing modern contraceptive use among women.