Geographical variations of modern contraceptive use among women in West Nile and Northern Uganda
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The study is to establish factors influencing the use of contraceptives among women in west Nile and northern region of Uganda. The study used data from Uganda demographic health survey 2016 using female data set of women aged between ages 15-49. Analysis was carried out in 3levels univariate, bivariate and multivariate. The findings showed that there is a significant association between selected backgrounds factors region, wealth index, education, age, marital status, religion with ever used contraceptives among women in west Nile and north Uganda. On the other hand, results showed no significant association between place of residence with ever use of contraceptives. The results showed that women in urban areas had ever used contraceptives at a greater percentage compared to their counter parts in rural areas, thus there is need to establish health centers with contraceptive services in rural areas so as to increase the use of contraceptives among women in rural areas. More so, the research recommends that the government should ensure easy access to health center, equip the health centers with all contraceptive methods in all the different regions of the country both rural and urban and these should be at affordable prices for all people as well as sensitize the public about the use of contraceptives and this should engage all men and women so as to encourage male involvement in family planning services this is because most men think contraceptive use is only the woman’s responsibility.