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Impact of internal female migration on unmet need for modern contraception in Zambia
Authors: Melanie T. Almonte, and Caroline A. Lynch
Source: Reproductive Health, 16(1): 1-11; DOI: 10.1186/s12978-019-0803-9
Topic(s): Contraception
Family planning
Unmet need
Country: Africa
Published: NOV 2019
Abstract: Background Unmet need for contraception, the proportion of women who want to limit or delay childbirth but use no form of contraception, is the core indicator to evaluate the effectiveness of family planning programs. Understanding how migration influences unmet need is important to identify to whom and how to target sexual and reproductive health programs. We assessed how migration status in rural and urban settings is associated with having an unmet need for family planning. Methods Data on sexually active, fecund, reproductive-aged (15–49?years) women from the 2013–14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey were analysed through univariate and multivariate logistic regression models. Results Unmet need for modern contraceptive methods was significantly higher among rural to rural migrant women (OR 1.30, 95%CI 1.00–1.70 p