A closer look at traditional contraceptive use in Turkey

Type Journal Article - European J. of Contraception and Reproductive Healthcare
Title A closer look at traditional contraceptive use in Turkey
Volume 9
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
Page numbers 221-244
URL http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13625180400017768
Withdrawal is the main method used amongst couples in Turkey to prevent pregnancy. Discontinuation of use is most likely to be due to the desire to become pregnant or failure of the method. Withdrawal users are less likely to switch to another contraceptive method; however, among users who do switch, they will most likely switch to a modern method. The strongest three determinants that predict withdrawal use are using withdrawal as one's first method, the woman's age, and the husband's education. The woman's work status and the couple's ethnicity are also important predictors of withdrawal use. Family planning programs should target different segments of the population and focus on correct knowledge of all methods. Results indicate that men and women need to learn about family planning options earlier in their lives or prior to marriage.

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