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Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Unmet Need for Family Planning among Women Who Experienced Pregnancy Termination in Nigeria
Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke
Source: African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 19(3):112-125
Topic(s): Abortion
Family planning
Reproductive health
Unmet need
Country: Africa
Published: SEP 2016
Abstract: In spite of the large number of studies exploring associated factors of unmet need among women, studies have rarely examined the associated factors of unmet need for family planning among women who experienced pregnancy termination in Nigeria. Data were extracted from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). The outcome variable was unmet need for family planning. The explanatory variables were maternal socio-demographic characteristics. Stata version 12 was used to perform statistical analyses. The binary logistic regression was applied. Result showed that 14.0% of the women had unmet need for spacing; and 8.8% had unmet need for limiting. The socio- demographic characteristics of women experiencing pregnancy termination were significantly associated with the prevalence of unmet need for family planning. The provision of post abortion family planning counselling and services to women seeking pregnancy termination will accelerate the reduction of unmet need for family planning among women in the country. Keywords: Family planning, demographic, women, unmet need, pregnancy, contraceptive