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Married women’s autonomy and post-delivery modern contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Women's Health, March 2018
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Title
Married women’s autonomy and post-delivery modern contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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BMC Women's Health, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12905-018-0540-1
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Yuji Sano, Roger Antabe, Kilian Nasung Atuoye, Joseph A. Braimah, Sylvester Z. Galaa, Isaac Luginaah

Abstract

Although use of modern contraception is considered beneficial in lowering maternal and child mortality rates, the prevalence of contraceptive use remains low in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This study examined modern contraceptive use and its linkage to women's autonomy. Data were drawn from the 2013-2014 Democratic Republic of Congo Demographic and Health Survey. We selected unsterilized and non-pregnant married women who have given birth in the last three years (N = 6680). Logistic regression models were fitted to explore the relationship between women's autonomy and modern contraceptive use. The study found that only 7.1% of married women who had delivered within three years used modern contraceptive methods. After controlling for socioeconomic and demographic factors, the association between women's autonomy and modern contraceptive use remained positively significant (OR = 1.16; 95% CI = 1.05, 1.29). The findings from this study indicate that it is not enough to provide women with educational and employment opportunities to increase the uptake of modern contraception, but also to enhance women's assertiveness to make their own decisions regardless of their partners' preferences within household settings. It is critical for government and other stakeholders to roll out programs aimed at reducing gender inequality and improving women's autonomy in decision-making about reproductive health.

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Unknown 91 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 16%
Student > Master 14 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 10%
Researcher 8 9%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 21 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 21 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Psychology 4 4%
Engineering 3 3%
Other 14 15%
Unknown 26 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2018.
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#2,407,100
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#203
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#60,498
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