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Sadat-Hashemi, Seyed Mahdi and Ghorbani, Raheb and Askari Majdabadi, Hesamodin and Khalajabadi Farahani, Farideh (2007) Factors associated with contraceptive use in Tehran, Iran. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. pp. 148-153.

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    OBJECTIVES:In spite of the government's efforts, the prevalence of contraceptive use in Iran is only 55.4%. Health concerns, side effects, failure of the methods and some demographic issues, among which education, age, and number of daughters, have a great influence on the enforcement of contraceptive measures. The aim of the present study was to identify factors affecting contraceptive use in Iran. METHODS:Data from the project 'The study of contraceptive practice in Tehran, 1999-2000' were analyzed with regard to the factors associated with contraceptive use by Iranian couples. A total of 4042 women at reproductive ages who had delivered in one of the 12 teaching hospitals of Tehran and had at least one child that lived for at least 24 hours after birth, were interviewed using a questionnaire that gathered information about their socio-demographic status, fertility history, and other characteristics. RESULTS:Using a multinomial logistic regression, it was found that the woman's age, her own or her husband's level of education, previous awareness about contraceptive methods, number of abortions, and number of sons and daughters were factors that were significantly associated with contraceptive use. CONCLUSIONS:A number of factors affect the application of contraceptive measures. It is essential that health policy makers be aware of these to promote contraception and population control.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2017 10:11
    Last Modified: 05 Feb 2017 10:11

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