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Prevalence and Correlates of the Use of Contraceptive Methods by Women in Ukraine in 1999 and 2007
Authors: Katharina Wesolowski
Source: Europe-Asia Studies, 67(10): 1547-1570, DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2015.1100372Pub
Topic(s): Contraception
Country: Asia
Published: DEC 2015
Abstract: This essay examines the prevalence and the correlates of the use of contraceptive methods in Ukraine in 1999 and 2007. Between those years, the overall use of contraceptive methods decreased slightly. However, the use of modern contraceptive methods, and especially the use of condoms, increased considerably, while the use of traditional contraceptive methods decreased. Higher exposure to messages about family planning in the media was correlated with the use of modern contraceptive methods. It is posited that the results suggest that state policies influence individual behaviour in contraception.