SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF MALE CONTRACEPTIVE USE IN INDONESIA
Low contraceptive uptake among men remains significant issues in Indonesia. Hence, this study seeks to understand the association between socio-demographic factors and men’s contraceptive use in Indonesia by utilizing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS), couple dataset. Bivariate analysis was conducted by performing a chi-squared test of independence to analyse the relationship between selected socio-demographic factors and the dependent variable. A binary logistic regression model was considered to identify the effects of covariates. Place of residence, husbands’ approval on family planning, husbands and wives knew family planning from newspaper/magazine, and the perception that contraception is woman’s business were significant predictors according to the IDHS. Programs related to gender-sensitive campaign about family planning and gender-sensitive curricula in schools are needed for encouraging men to use contraception.
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