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International Journal of Population Research
Volume 2018, Article ID 6381842, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/6381842
Research Article

Factors Influencing Contraceptives Use among Women in the Juba City of South Sudan

1Virtual University of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
2School of Business & Law, Department of Administration & Management Studies, University for Development Studies, Wa, Ghana
3Department of Community Health, St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Ifakara, Tanzania

Correspondence should be addressed to Albino Kalolo; moc.liamg@aololak

Received 16 November 2017; Accepted 3 January 2018; Published 31 January 2018

Academic Editor: Sally Guttmacher

Copyright © 2018 Justin Geno Obwoya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Understanding birth control and child spacing methods used by inhabitants of conflict afflicted settings is important in designing interventions to improve uptake of family planning services. In addressing the dearth of knowledge on family planning use in these settings, this study aimed at identifying the influencing factors of contraceptives use among women in the Juba city of South Sudan. Using a population based cross-sectional study, 380 women aged 15–49 years filled a guided questionnaire between April and May in 2015. We collected contraceptive use data and factors influencing family planning uptake. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression. Lifetime reported contraceptive use stood at 42% whereas contraceptive use in the last three months was 36%. Logistic regression revealed attitudes (AOR = 1.375, 95 CI 1.246–1.518) and parity (AOR = 1.242, 95% CI 1.000–1.544) as significant determinants of lifetime contraceptive use whereas only attitude (AOR = 1.348, ) determined contraceptive use in last three months. The findings indicate optimal uptake of family planning and point to the influence of attitudes and parity on contraceptive use. Changing attitudes and embedded sociocultural and political structures influencing attitudes is important to promote contraceptive uptake in these settings.