Intimate Partner Violence and Discontinuation of Contraceptive Use

Type Conference Paper - Population Association of America annual meetings
Title Intimate Partner Violence and Discontinuation of Contraceptive Use
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL PAA 2017 Abstract.pdf
This study explores the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and contraceptive discontinuation using data from 11 Demographic and Health Surveys. It uses detailed reproductive calendar data and the domestic violence module to co-locate contraceptive and IPV experience in the same 12-month observation period. It examines the odds of discontinuation while still in need (DWSIN) among contraceptive users in relation to the experience of IPV and compares this to discontinuation due to no further need and total discontinuation. The study examines three forms of violence separately—emotional, physical, and sexual violence—and any IPV combined. It finds limited evidence of association between IPV and DWSIN. Associations are often weakly significant, of small magnitude, or inconsistent in direction and vary by form of IPV. Emotional violence is associated with greater odds of DWSIN in Egypt. Sexual violence is positively associated with DWSIN in Jordan and negatively associated with DWSIN in Tajikistan.

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