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Factors influencing contraceptive use among women in Afghanistan: secondary analysis of Afghanistan Health Survey 2012

Journal Article
(Published July, 2015)
Osmani, A.K (Author),
Reyer, J.A. (Author),
Osmani, A.R. (Author),
Hamajima, N. (Author)
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Increasing contraceptive use in Afghanistan has been frustratingly slow from 7.0% in 2003 to 11.3% in 2012. This secondary analysis based on the 2012 Afghanistan Health Survey of 13,654 currently married women (12-49 years) examined the unique factors affecting conceptive use among women in Afghanistan which still has the lowest contraceptive prevalence rate compared to other countries in the region. This low rate of contraception is also one of the leading causes of Afghanistan’s fertility rate (5.2 per women), the highest in southern Asia, and higher MMR rates. To encourage use, the study found that family planning campaigns in rural areas should be aimed at increasing knowledge of contraception among younger age groups, more efforts should be made in continuing to improve girls and women access to education in the country and that using mass media had positive effect on contraceptive use.

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Osman, Ahmad Kamran; Reyer JA, Osmani, Ahmad Reshad; Hamajima, Nobuyuki Factors influencing contraceptive use among women in Afghanistan: secondary analysis of Afghanistan Health Survey 2012. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science. 2015;77:10