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Contraceptive Use in East Timorese Ex-Refugee Women in Indonesia: Determinants and Barriers

Maria Paula Marla Nahak, Maria Lupita Nena Meo, Maria Getrida Simon

Abstract

Background: Poor access to contraceptive services is a global health problem, especially in the marginal community order. Refugee camps and areas with weak community order are the groups with the lowest prevalence of contra­ceptive use. This study aimed to determine the factors affecting contraceptive use in East Timorese ex-refugee women.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at 3 ex-refugee settlements in Noelbaki village, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, from April to May 2019. A total of 76 women of reproductive age were selected by fixed disease sampling. The depen­dent variable was contraceptive use. The inde­pendent variables were education, family in­come, accessibility, and sociocultural. The data were collected by a set of questionnaire and analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: The likelihood of contraceptive use increased with high education (OR= 7.05; 95% CI= 1.16 to 42.76; p= 0.034), family income (OR= 9.36; 95% CI= 0.88 to 99.01; p= 0.063), good accessibility (OR= 27.53; 95% CI= 2.62 to 288.88; p=0.006), and supportive sociocultural (OR= 14.15; 95% CI= 2.14 to 83.63; p= 0.006).

Conclusion: The likelihood of contraceptive use increases with high education, high family income, good accessibility, and supportive sociocultural

Keywords: contraceptive, reproductive age, ex-refugee women

Correspondence: Maria Paula Marla Nahak. Nursing Study Pro­gram, Universitas Citra Bangsa, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Email: marlanahak­858@gmail.com. Mobile: +6282328282282.

Journal of Maternal and Child Health (2020), 05(04): 365-375
https://doi.org/10.26911/thejmch.2020.05.04.03

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