December 6, 2022

Pregnancy coercion, correlates, and associated modern contraceptive use within a nationally representative sample of Ethiopian women

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Partner-perpetrated pregnancy coercion inhibits women’s reproductive autonomy. However, few studies have quantified pregnancy coercion and its effects on women’s health within low- and middle-income countries. Among a national sample of Ethiopian women, this study aimed to: (1) assess the prevalence of past-year pregnancy coercion and explore regional differences; (2) identify correlates; (3) examine the relationship between pregnancy coercion and modern contraceptive use. Analyses utilise cross-sectional data from Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA)-Ethiopia, a nationally representative sample of females aged 15–49 conducted from October to November 2019.