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Latent and Under-explored Determinants of Contraceptive Use in Nigeria
Authors: Clifford O. Odimegwu, and Yemi Adewoyin
Source: Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Published online; DOI: 10.1007/s13178-020-00495-1
Topic(s): Contraception
Country: Africa
Published: AUG 2020
Abstract: Introduction The Nigerian population policy targeted a 30.2% prevalence of modern contraceptives among its population by the year 2015. In spite of the widespread knowledge of contraceptive use among the population, the prevalence stood at 12% in 2018. This study, riding on several previous studies on the determinants of contraceptive use in Nigeria, investigates the latent and under-explored determinants against the background that what is known has not significantly translated to the realization of the country’s population policy targets. Methods Using data on 27,274 married and in-union women aged 15–49 from the 2013 Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey, the relationships between sex preference, family composition, intimate partner violence, and coital frequency and contraceptive use were analyzed using bivariate statistics and logistic regression. Results The prevalence of contraceptive use was 9.9%, and in both the unadjusted and adjusted regression models with other known sociodemographic confounders of contraceptive use, family composition, and active coital frequency predicted increased odds of utilization (P?