• Terry Y.R. Pristya Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, Jakarta, 12450, Indonesia
  • Anni Fithriyatul Mas'udah Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo, Ponorogo, 63471, Indonesia
  • Ulya Qoulan Karima Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, Jakarta, 12450, Indonesia.
  • Lufthans Arstipendy Master Global Urban Health, Center for Medicine and Society, Faculty of Humanities, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 79098, Germany
Keywords: contraceptive, fertility, women


The national Total Fertility Rate in Indonesia was 2.4 children per woman. The use of contraception is being promoted to reduce fertility rates which can quickly increase the number of elderly. There are two types of contraceptive methods, namely modern and traditional contraception. This study was aimed to determine the differences in fertility between traditional and modern contraceptive users in Indonesian women. This study was quantitative research with a cross-sectional design that was a further analysis of the 2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS) 2017. This study was restricted to 30,101 respondents selected through a complex sample design. The multiple logistic regression analysis was used in this study. The results of the study indicated that women who used traditional methods had 1.8 times (95%CI 1.4-2.4) more chances of having more than two children compared to women who didn’t use any contraception. While women who used modern methods had 2.4 times (95s%CI 0.1-40.9) more chance of having more than two children compared to women who didn’t use any contraception. There was a modifier effect between contraceptive use and socio-economic level on fertility. Therefore, it is necessary to have regulations governing the use and planning of contraception on the number of children to reduce its impact in the future.


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How to Cite
Pristya, T. Y., Mas’udah, A. F., Karima, U. Q., & Arstipendy, L. (2021). DIFFERENCES IN FERTILITY BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND MODERN CONTRACEPTIVE USERS IN INDONESIAN WOMEN. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 21(3), 10-16. https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.21/no.3/art.916