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Type Journal Article - Open Access Journal of Contraception
Title Current use of contraceptive method among women in a middle-income developing country
Author(s)
Volume 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Page numbers 39-49
URL http://www.dovepress.com/getfile.php?fileID=6594
Abstract
Background: Jamaica is a mid-range income developing country with an increasing population
and public resource constraints. Therefore, reproductive health issues are of critical importance
in Jamaica.
Aim: We examined the use of contraceptives among women and the factors that influence these
women to use contraceptives.
Materials and method: In the current study we utilized the secondary dataset for the
Reproductive Health Survey, conducted by the National Family Planning Board. The
investigation was carried out with a stratified random sample of 7168 women aged between 15
and 49. The measures included demographic variables, method of contraception used, being
in a relationship, number of partners, pregnancy status, and sexual activity status, along with
other variables.Materials and method: In the current study we utilized the secondary dataset for the
Reproductive Health Survey, conducted by the National Family Planning Board. The
investigation was carried out with a stratified random sample of 7168 women aged between 15
and 49. The measures included demographic variables, method of contraception used, being
in a relationship, number of partners, pregnancy status, and sexual activity status, along with
other variables.
Results: The majority of participants used some method of contraception (64%). The most
popular method of contraception was a condom (32%).
Conclusion: The findings are far-reaching and can be of use for aid policy formulation and
intervention.

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