Condom Use among Men with Multiple Sexual Partnerships in Uganda
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Access to modern contraceptive services such as condom has been found to avert unintended pregnancy, reduce maternal and child mortality. However, use of condoms remains low. Hence the objective of this study was to assess the factors influencing condom use among men with multiple patterns in Uganda. The study used the UDHS 2011 data set of men aged 15-59 years who are using condoms. The study reveals that of the men who use any method, majority of them use condom contraceptives constituting to 87.2% of the total men using any method. The study assessed number of factors that influence condom use among men with multiple sexual pattern in Uganda. These are age, level of education, marital status, region, residence, religion, number of children ever born, occupation and the household wealth index. In the bivariate analysis most of the variables were statistically significant apart from religion, occupation and region whose p-value was greater than 0.05. Furthermore in the regression analysis only age (p =0.000), level of education (p=0.000), marital status (p=0.000) and wealth index (p=0.000) were significant with modern contraceptive use. Therefore the study informs government and other policy makers to focus on age, marital status and increase the disposable income of women in Uganda in order to reduce high HIV prevalence levels in line with the use of modern contraceptive use.