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Varying family planning strategies across age categories: differences in factors associated with current modern contraceptive use among youth and adult women in Luanda, Angola

Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley
Suzanne Bell, Johns Hopkins University
Karen Weidert, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Andrade, Population Services International (PSI)
Adelaide Carvalho, Ministry of Health, Angola
Isilda Neves, Ministry of Health, Angola

This study identified factors associated with current modern contraceptive use among Angolan women, differentiating by age groups. A household survey was used to collect data from 1,545 women of reproductive age living in Luanda Province, Angola. Data on socio-demographic characteristics, reproductive behavior and intentions, contraceptive knowledge and use were collected. The analyses were stratified based on age and multivariate logistic regression models were built for each age group. Common factors associated with modern contraceptive use among all ages include education level, perceived contraceptive accessibility, contraceptive knowledge, communication with partner about family planning in last year, and self-efficacy. Exposure to family planning information in the media in the last few months, perceived partner approval of family planning and marital status were associated with current modern contraceptive use among young women. Receiving information about family planning from a pharmacy was associated with current modern contraceptive use among older women.

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Presented in Poster Session 2