November 28, 2023

Spatial Analysis of Modern Contraceptive use among women who need it in Ethiopia: Using georeferenced data from Performance Monitoring for Action

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One of the main challenges to achieving maternal and neonatal health-related goals in developing countries is high fertility, resulting, in part, from lower family planning coverage. In Ethiopia, the coverage of modern contraceptive use among all women under reproductive age is below 40%. To inform program efforts to effectively meet contraceptive needs, it is essential to identify factors associated with the uptake of contraception and design geographically targeted intervention mechanisms guided by up-to-date prevalence maps that show the geographic distribution of contraceptive use across different administrative areas in the country.

Our objectives were to explore the spatial distribution of modern contraceptive use and identify determinant factors that affect the uptake of modern contraception among women who need it.