Trends in contraceptive use in Africa: preliminary Outputs

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Trends in contraceptive use in Africa: preliminary Outputs

  1. 1. Trends in contraceptive use in Africa: preliminary Outputs <ul><li>Ayaga Bawah, INDEPTH Network, Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Pearl Kyei, University of Pennsylvania, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Realising Rights Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>5 th African Population Conference, Arusha, Tanzania </li></ul>
  2. 3. Currently 37 sites in 19 countries 22 sites in Africa 9 sites in Asia 1 site in Oceania 1 site in Latin America Over 2,000,000 people under surveillance
  3. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Family planning programs vibrant in the 1970s and 1980s </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid reductions in fertility </li></ul><ul><li>Stalling fertility </li></ul><ul><li>Concern over lost interest in family planning </li></ul>
  4. 5. Objectives <ul><li>Examine trends in contraceptive </li></ul><ul><li>Types of methods use over time </li></ul><ul><li>Determinants of use </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for use and for which methods </li></ul>
  5. 6. In this presentation <ul><li>First two… </li></ul>
  6. 7. Contraceptive Mix (Last DHS) Non- married women Married women
  7. 8. Trends in Condom Use Married women Non- married women
  8. 9. Trends in IUD Use Non- married women Married women
  9. 10. Trends in Pill Use Non- married women Married women
  10. 11. Trends in Sterilization Use Non- married women Married women
  11. 12. Trends in Norplant Use Non- married women Married women
  12. 13. Preliminary observations <ul><li>Uptake in contraceptive use has slowed down in most countries </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing use of barrier methods </li></ul><ul><li>Non-barrier methods less popular </li></ul><ul><li>It appears contraceptive use is more related to protection against STDs and HIV/AIDS </li></ul>
  13. 14. Next steps <ul><li>Determinants of use </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for use and for which method </li></ul>

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