The principal reasons given by African women for not using contraception include their lack of economic power and control over their choice of partner.
An epidemiologic descriptive survey of a cross-section of the female personnel of a Cameroonian palm oil company (SOCAPALM) was carried out in August 1995, to evaluate the various determinants and level of use of various family planning methods in a well defined population of women in employment.
An exhaustive list of all the households in the five villages of SOCAPALM was compiled and all women between 15 and 49 years of age who had lived on the palm oil plantation for at least a year were interviewed.
The adjusted odds ratios showed that use of modern contraceptive methods was significantly associated with the woman having received secondary education, having more than three children, being the head of the household and, in cases where there was a man regularly present in the household, his approval of family planning.
Recently receiving information (during the last month) about family planning was not identified by multivariate analysis as a significant factor affecting the decision to use modern or traditional contraception.
The same factors were found to be associated with the use of traditional methods of contraception, but having had an illegal abortion was also associated with the use of such methods. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Contraceptif, Contraception, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Activité professionnelle, Huile palme, Exploitation agricole, Cameroun, Afrique, Connaissance, Planning familial, Attitude, Conjoint, Facteur sociodémographique, Méthode naturelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Contraceptive, Contraception, Epidemiology, Human, Female, Professional activity, Palm oil, Farming, Cameroon, Africa, Knowledge, Family planning, Attitude, Spouse, Sociodemographic factor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0453600
Code Inist : 002B20A02. Création : 25/01/1999.