Prevalence, Patterns, and Determinants of Contraceptive Practices among Married Women in Bangladesh
Keywords:Contraceptives, Chi-square Test, Logistic Regression, BDHS
To assess the prevalence, patterns and identify the determinants of contraceptive usage among married women in Bangladesh. This study considers a country representative 2014 BDHS dataset. The results reveal that 68.9 percent and 63.4 percent of married women aged between 15 and 49 years used different contraceptive methods in urban and rural areas respectively. In the case of rural areas, respondent’s education, age, religion, region, number of living children, respondent’s employment status, husband’s occupation, and
fertility preference are the most important indicators of using contraceptives. However, Age, religion, residency, number of living children, age at first sex, number of living children, husband's desire for children, and hearing about family planning on adio/TV/magazine are all major factors in urban settings. There is less tendency of using contraceptive methods in rural areas than in urban areas. The government and non-government organizations who are concerned about family planning in Bangladesh should be taken an action in rural areas in order to increase the rate of contraceptive use.
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