Analysis of the 1992 Niger Demographic and Health Survey showed that although roughly two-thirds of both polygamous and monogamous women approve of birth control, polygamous wives are less likely than monogamous wives to discuss family size or birth control with their husband or to plan on using birth control, The study suggests that characteristics of polygamous couples have caused polygamous women to be more resistant to birth control use than monogamous women.
The polygamous women tended to be married to older men who had not gone to primary school and who desired more children than monogamous husbands.
The influence of marital structure is not significantly associated with intention to use birth control when the husband's age and the wife's ideal number of children were controlled for in the multivariate logistic regression model suggesting that background social factors may be more influential.
In fact, educational level and age at first marriage were significantly associated with attitudes towards birth control and also with marital structure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Niger, Afrique, Homme, Femelle, Fertilité, Planning familial, Contraception, Evaluation, Statut conjugal, Statut social, Polygamie, Monogamie, Milieu rural, Milieu urbain, Attitude
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Niger, Africa, Human, Female, Fertility, Family planning, Contraception, Evaluation, Marital status, Social status, Polygamy, Monogamy, Rural environment, Urban environment, Attitude
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0127726
Code Inist : 002B20A02. Création : 16/11/1999.