Social-psychological factors associated with' contraceptive attitudes of married women in the Kechene Community of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Abstract: The study was undertaken to explore the social-psychological factors associated with contraceptive attitudes of women in the Kechene Community of Addis Ababa. A survey questionnaire was prepared and distributed to a total of 500 female respondents selected from Kebeles 15 and 18 in the Kechene Community of Addis Ababa out of which complete data were obtained on 418 respondents. The obtained data in the study were analyzed using both bivariate and multi-variate analyses procedures. Results of the final data analyses suggested that of all the social-psychological factors considered in the study, three of them, viz. , physical crowding, knowledge about the varieties of modem contraceptives, and perceived consequences of contraception were found to have strong associations with the contraceptive attitudes of women in the Community indicated above. The implications of the above findings to the development of health promotion strategy in the community are also discussed in this paper. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 1996;10(3):153-160

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2017-04-03

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Fekadu, Z. (2017). Social-psychological factors associated with’ contraceptive attitudes of married women in the Kechene Community of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 10(3). Retrieved from https://www.ejhd.org/index.php/ejhd/article/view/1052