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Predictors of contraceptive use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15 to 24 years in South Africa: results from the 2012 national population-based household survey

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-30T07:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-30T07:32:40Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15210
dc.description.abstract Despite a variety of contraceptives being available for women in South Africa, a considerable number of adolescent girls and young women still face challenges in using them. This paper examines socio-demographic and behavioral predictors of using contraceptives among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15 to 24 years. A secondary data analysis was conducted based on the 2012 population-based nationally representative multi-stage stratified cluster randomised household survey. Multivariate backward stepwise logistic regression model was used to examine socio-demographic and behavioural factors independently associated with contraceptive use amongst AGYW aged 15 to 24 years in South Africa. Out of 1460 AGYW, 78% reported using some form of contraceptives. In the model, contraceptive use was significantly associated with education, having a sexual partner within 5 years of their age and sexual debut at age 15 years and older. The likelihood of association decreased with other race groups-White, Coloured, and Indians/Asians , being married, never given birth, coming from rural informal and rural formal settlements. Evidence suggest that interventions should be tailor-made to meet the needs of AGYW in order to, promote use and access to contraceptives. The results also suggest that family planning interventions should target those who had not given birth in order to reduce unplanned and or unintended pregnancies and associated risk factors. These findings contribute to public health discourse and reproductive health planning for these age groups in the country. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject CONTRACEPTIVE USE en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject YOUNG WOMEN en
dc.title Predictors of contraceptive use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15 to 24 years in South Africa: results from the 2012 national population-based household survey en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber SBBBBB en
dc.Volume 19 en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle BMC Women's Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11263 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10396 en
dc.bibliographictitle Makola, L., Mlangeni, L., Mabaso, M., Chibi, B, Sokhela, Z., Silimfe, Z., Seutlwadi, L., Naidoo, D., Khumalo, S., Mncadi, A. & Zuma, K. (2019) Predictors of contraceptive use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15 to 24 years in South Africa: results from the 2012 national population-based household survey. <i>BMC Women's Health</i>. 19:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Makola, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mlangeni, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mabaso, M. en
dc.contributor.author4 Chibi, B en
dc.contributor.author5 Sokhela, Z. en
dc.contributor.author6 Silimfe, Z. en
dc.contributor.author7 Seutlwadi, L. en
dc.contributor.author8 Naidoo, D. en
dc.contributor.author9 Khumalo, S. en
dc.contributor.author10 Mncadi, A. en
dc.contributor.author11 Zuma, K. en


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