Who is being served least by family planning providers? A study of modern contraceptive use in Ghana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe


Clements, Steve and Madise, Nyovani (2004) Who is being served least by family planning providers? A study of modern contraceptive use in Ghana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 8, (2), 124-136.

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This study was conducted to identify the poorest and other vulnerable sub-groups being served least by family planning providers. The study was set in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, namely, Ghana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. This region generally has a low but increasing uptake of modern contraceptive methods. As the use of family planning providers increases, there is a need to understand who is not being served and why. Logistic regression analyses of demographic and health survey data were conducted to identify the characteristics and geographical areas of women who are not using modern contraceptive methods. The results show some similarities among the countries in those using modern methods the least. However, a number of groups were country specific. Identifying the poorest women with the lowest use of modern methods is best done by assessing their household amenities or their partner's status rather than theirs.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1118-4841 (print)
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Keywords: contraceptive use, sub-saharan africa, poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 39803
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:25
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39803

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