Gender power relations in contraceptive use decision-making: the case of migrant weavers of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tefera Darge, Hawassa University

This study was undertaken with the objective of assessing gender power relations in contraceptive use decision-making. Three hundred seventeen currently married women were randomly selected and data collected from them through structured questionnaire. Accordingly, about 22% and 33% of respondents made the contraceptive use decision by their own and jointly with their husbands, respectively. From the multivariate analysis result older women, literates, those having fewer children and media access made the contraceptive use decisions by their own or jointly with their husbands. Besides, working women made the contraceptive use decision by their own. Empowering women is recommended to achieve egalitarian decision-making pattern for contraceptive use. Keywords: Contraceptives use; gender; power relation; decision-making

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