Factors that Associate With Couples Discussion on Modern Contraceptive Use among Women of Reproductive Age in Western Uganda
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This paper presents a theoretical model of demographic characteristics of respondents and the index of the couple‟s discussion on modern contraceptive use was determined/obtained. A sample of 1051 couples aged 15-49 years living in western Uganda was used. Secondary data was got from UDHS 2016 and analysis of data was done at univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels using SPSS version 16.chi square test of significance was used to establish the association between the outcome variables and the predictor variables. The determinates of couple‟s discussion on modern contraceptive use were wealth status, education, religion, residence, parity, and husband education. The finding of the study revealed that couple‟s education levels, wealth status, religion, and husband education had a highly significant influence on couple‟s discussion on modern contraceptive use. Couples who were currently staying in a rural area had a low rate of contraceptive use because they had little knowledge, awareness about contraception and accessibility to the health facilities with equipped services was poor compared to those in urban areas. Specifically, the study establishes that there is an inverse relationship between the respondent‟s place of residence, age, and parity in western Uganda. These findings support the need for providing educational opportunities, creating awareness about contraception and effective counseling would increase modern contraceptive methods utilization. Since Modern contraceptive methods utilization was found.