Exploring the Determinants of Modern Contraceptives Use at First Sexual Intercourse among Never-married Adolescents in Indonesia using 2012 Demographic Health Survey Data
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
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.
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.
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
adolescents, modern contraceptives use, Indonesia, cross-sectional study
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299217DiVA: diva2:949166
Master Programme in International Health
Källestål, CarinaEkholm-Selling, Katarina