COVERT CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN IBADAN, NIGERIA

Olutosin A. Awolude, Ayodele S. Olagunju

Available online Apr 2, 2019.

[ Original ] Volume 28, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 56-62


Abstract

 

BACKGROUND:

This study assessed the prevalence and determinants of covert contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in Ibadan, Nigeria.

METHODS:

A cross sectional study among women attending a family planning clinic in a maternity teaching hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria was conducted. Data was collected on sociodemographic characteristics, contraceptive use were explored using logistic regressions.

RESULTS:

Twenty-five (6.8%) of the 365 respondents were practicing covert contraception. Their mean age was 34.7+6.67 years, 98.6% were married and with modal parity of 3 (29.6%). A logistic regression analysis showed that participants' age (p = 0.555), occupation (p = 0.679), education (p = 0.642), parity (p = 0.385) and husbands' education (p = 0.926) were not statistically associated with covert contraceptive use while husbands' financial supports (p = 0.000) and approval for family planning use (p = 0.000) were associated with reduction in the likelihood covert contraceptive use.

CONCLUSIONS:

 

 

Covert contraceptive use exist among our women. Poor financial support and disapproval by the husbands were the strongest predictors of the practice. Greater male involvement in contraceptive service  provision will help address these negative factors promoting covert contraceptive practices.

 

 

RUNNING TITLE:

Covert contraceptive in Ibadan, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Keywords

covert, contraception, women, reproductive age.,

January - March 2019

Volume 28 | Issue 1

Page Nos. 56-62

Online since Jan 11, 2019

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