Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJSRHC-3-116

    Factors Influencing Contraception Usage: A Cross-Sectional Study among Mothers Receiving Abortion Services in Orotta Maternity Hospital, Eritrea

    Idris Mohammed Idris*

    Background: Contraception usage helps in preventing unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions as well as avoiding sexually transmitted disease including HIV. This study was aimed to determine the contraception prevalence and its influencing factors among mothers receiving abortion services in Orotta Maternity Hospital. 

    Methods: Using a cross-sectional study, 250 mothers receiving abortion services in Orotta national referral maternity and teaching hospital were surveyed over a period of three months, December 2018 through February, 2019. Patient demographic and obstetric data were collected using a pretested questionnaire. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression models were utilized to identify factors influencing contraception usage using SPSS (Version 22.0). 

    Results: The prevalence of contraception usage was 26.4 %. Young mothers aged less than 31 years (P value: 0.029), and those who were primigravida (P value: 0.004) were more likely to use contraception (p value 0.03). 

    Conclusion: Contraception usage rate was low in the current study. Better family planning systems and more counselling opportunities are needed to scale up the usage of contraception. 


    Published on: Oct 30, 2020 Pages: 70-74

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijsrhc.000016
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