Contraceptive Method Choices of Non-Pregnant Women Who Want to Space or Stop Childbearing in Two Rural Districts in Middle Ghana

Ernest Nettey, Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC)
Abubakari Sulemana, Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC)
Emmanuel Mahama, Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC)
George Adjei, Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC)
Seth Owusu-Agyei, Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC)

Background: The right to reproductive choice and the contraceptive choices made to actualize reproductive preferences are of importance to population and development policy. Methods: This study is based on a Sexual and Reproductive Health survey which was undertaken in 2011 by the Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana. It aims to identify the determinants of methods chosen by non-pregnant women in union who desire to space or stop childbearing during their last sexual intercourse. This study focuses on 1773 non-pregnant women in union who want to space or stop childbearing out of a sample 5576 women aged 15-49. Expected Outputs: Tabulations of basic descriptive statistics and tabulations of outcome and explanatory variables and contraceptive method choice and chi-square tests for significant relationships. Also, relative risk ratios from multinomial logistic regression fitting explanatory variable against contraceptive method choices are shown.

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Presented in Poster Session 1