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Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 388-396
Background: Post-partum family planning aims to prevent unintended pregnancy within the first year postpartum. Closely spaced pregnancy within the first year of post-partum (PP) is associated with higher risk of preterm birth, low birth weight or small for gestational age. However, the perceived uptakes of postpartum contraceptives is very low. The intention of this study was determine uptakes and associated factors of postpartum family planning in southern Ethiopia.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in Hawassa city administration which is the capital of SNNPR. Community based cross-sectional study was employed women who gave birth in the last 12 months before survey. Data was collected using structured questionnaire proceeding informed verbal consent. Logistic regression model was used to identify associations between variables and findings were presented by tables and figures.
Result: The prevalence of current post-partum contraceptive use was 85.1%. After adjusting for covariates; the odds of using postpartum contraceptive were 1.31 times, 12.13 times, 5.17 times, 10.77 time and 4.69 times higher among women with, knowledge about advantages and side effects of contraceptives, partner support for contraceptive use, previously contraceptive use and not returned period respectively with (P <0> uptakesofpostpartum contraceptives in Hawassa city administration was promising. Detailed counseling about postpartum contraceptive use, could assist equipping women with knowledge of family planning methods; empowering them to be decisive in the health and positivity of male partners are very crucial to promote postpartum use of contraceptives.
Keywords : Uptakes, Postpartum contraceptive, Postpartum period, Hawassa, Southern ethiopia.
How to cite : Assefa S, Koboto D D, Uptakes and associated factors of postpartum family planning in southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2021;8(3):388-396
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