May 20, 2021

Family Planning Beliefs and Their Association with Contraceptive Use Dynamics: Results from a Longitudinal Study in Uganda

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Norms and beliefs toward contraception, both positive and negative, motivate contraceptive use; however, they have seldom been explored longitudinally in low- and middle-income countries, limiting our understanding of their influence on contraceptive dynamics. We used PMA2020 Uganda national longitudinal data of reproductive aged women in 2018 (baseline) and 2019 (follow-up) to explore discontinuation and switching among modern contraceptive users at baseline and contraceptive use at follow-up among nonusers at baseline.