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Exploring the Determinants of Modern Contraceptives Use at First Sexual Intercourse among Never-married Adolescents in Indonesia using 2012 Demographic Health Survey Data
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

 

Background

Existing premarital sexual activities among never-married adolescents in Indonesia highlighted the need to understand factors associated with their contraceptive behaviour. A better understanding of determinants for the adoption of modern contraceptive methods at first sexual intercourse among never-married adolescents is valuable for policymaker to design effective interventions and sexual education programs to reduce the likelihood of unsafe sexual behaviour. 

Methods

The data were obtained from the Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) component of 2012 Indonesia Demographic Health Survey (IDHS). A total of 1,031 never-married adolescents aged 15-24 years were included in this study. The associations between the individual characteristics of study participants and the likelihood of using modern contraceptive methods at first sexual intercourse were estimated through logistic regression models.

Results

Seventy-five percent of never-married adolescents aged 15-24 years did not use any modern contraceptive methods at first sexual intercourse. Being a male (aOR = 2.0, 95% CI: 1.25-3.34), being a part of the highest wealth quintiles (aOR=3.0, 95% CI: 1.75-5.24) and being older than 20 years at first sexual intercourse (aOR=2.9, 95% CI: 1.18-8.12 9) were associated with higher odds of using any modern contraceptive methods at first sexual intercourse.

Conclusion

Future program and policy makers should consider whether they need to specifically target female adolescents, those who are from poorer background, and younger adolescents as they seem to be more likely to engage in unsafe sexual behaviour.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
adolescents, modern contraceptives use, Indonesia, cross-sectional study
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299217DiVA: diva2:949166
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Master Programme in International Health
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Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-07-18 Last updated: 2016-09-02Bibliographically approved

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