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Type Journal Article - Journal of biosocial science
Title Determinants of current contraceptive use among Ghanaian women at the highest risk of pregnancy
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Volume 24
Issue 04
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1992
Page numbers 463-475
URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1638996
Abstract
This study uses data from the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) of 1988 to examine factors determining the continued low levels of contraceptive use in Ghana. The women currently using efficient contraception are those who have sexual intercourse regularly, who discuss family planning with their partner, whose husbands approve of the use of family planning, and who live in the northern sector of the country. The finding that husband's approval is an important determinant of efficient contraceptive use has significant policy implications for Ghana and other African countries, to motivate both husbands and wives to share fertility control responsibilities.

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