Factors associated with ever used of modern contraception among married men attending a primary healthcare clinic

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Background: The practice of modern contraceptives still remains a sceptical issue in the society and dormant due to increasing objection of husbands who play a significant role in the family planning practice. Objectives: This study was done to determine the factors affecting the ever use of modern contraceptive methods among married men visiting a healthcare clinic in Malaysia. Material and method: A cross sectional study of 443 men aged over 18 years was conducted using convenient sampling from January 2016 till March 2016 at a primary care clinic. A self-administered questionnaire assessing socio-demographic characteristic, attitude towards family planning, spousal communication and ever used of modern contraceptive methods was used. Results: The proportion of ever used modern contraception was 48% (n=192). Multiple logistic regression revealed that spousal communication on family planning (Adjusted OR 15.8; 95% CI 7.0 – 35.6) and attitude towards marital relationship (Adjusted OR 1.1; CI 1.0 – 1.1) were significant predictors for ever used of modern contraception among married men. Conclusion: The proportion of ever used modern contraception is still not high. Men who communicated with their spouse on modern contraception and perceived family planning as means to preserve their marital relationship were more likely to practice modern contraceptive method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume73
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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Contraception
Primary Health Care
Family Planning Services
Marriage
Spouses
Communication
Family Practice
Malaysia
Contraceptive Agents
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Demography
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • Attitude of family planning
  • Ever used modern contraception
  • Married men
  • Spousal communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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