Factors Associated With Modern Contraceptive Use among Female Youth (15-24) in Uganda
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Half of Uganda’s population constitutes of a high percentage of youth with more females, young women of ages (15-24) have continued to register high birth rates and maternal mortality rates. This study’s general objective is to examine the factors associated with modern contraceptive use among the female youth. In this study the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey dataset was used for analysis, generated results from the univariate analysis showed that majority of the female youth attained primary education 60%, belonged to the Catholic religion 47% and were residing in rural areas. Results also showed that the percentage of female youth who were currently using a modern method was only 17%. From bivariate analysis results showed that factors used in the study had a significant influence on modern contraceptive use. Basing on the results, the study recommends that firstly, youth and adolescent empowerment strategy should be designed so as it helps in considering this group of people as one of the important members of the society. Removing medical and all social restrictions that limit provision of modern contraception to young women, this will enable the youth to feel free at seeking and utilizing any modern method of their choice.