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Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya

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Title
Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya
Published in
Reproductive Health, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12978-017-0316-3
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Rhoune Ochako, Marleen Temmerman, Mwende Mbondo, Ian Askew

Abstract

Research in Kenya has focussed on family planning from women's perspectives, with the aim of helping reduce the burden of unintended pregnancies. As such, the determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active women are well documented. However, the perspectives of men should be considered not only as women's partners, but also as individuals with distinct reproductive histories and desires of their own. This study seeks to understand the determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men, by exploring factors that are correlated with modern contraceptive use. The data source is the nationally representative 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) of men aged 15-54 years. The analysis is restricted to 9,514 men who reported being sexually active in the past 12 months prior to the survey, as they were likely to report either doing something or not to avoid or delay pregnancy. We use bivariate and multinomial logistic regression to assess factors that influence modern contraceptive use among sexually active men. Findings from the bivariate and multinomial logistic regression indicate that region of residence, marital status, religion, wealth, interaction with a health care provider, fertility preference, number of sexual partners and access to media were all significantly associated with modern contraceptive use among sexually active men. Provider-client interaction as well as dissemination of information through mass media has the potential to increase knowledge and uptake of modern contraceptives. Similar efforts targeting segments of the population where contraceptive uptake is low are recommended.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 279 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 56 20%
Student > Bachelor 33 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 9%
Researcher 23 8%
Student > Postgraduate 14 5%
Other 43 15%
Unknown 85 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 58 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 50 18%
Social Sciences 36 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 3%
Unspecified 9 3%
Other 26 9%
Unknown 91 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2018.
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#14,934,072
of 22,968,808 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Health
#1,089
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#183,677
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Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#19
of 23 outputs
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