Contraceptive Behaviour, Unmet Need and Intentions to Use Family Planning Method among Married Adolescent Women in Uttar Pradesh, India

Abhishek Singh, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Logistic techniques have been use to find out factor affecting unmet need for family planning methods. In addition, multinomial regression has been use to see the influence of various factors on intention to use a method among those adolescents who had unmet need for family planning. The study suggests that a majority of adolescent women were belonging to low socio-economic status. The contraceptive prevalence is found to be low among married adolescent women. Only 8.2 percent women use any method of family planning. The level of unmet need is much higher among married adolescent women than the state average of all women. The significance of using unmet need for family planning as an indicator of potential demand in future is minimal in case of adolescent women. Almost 70 percent of those who were identified in unmet need for family planning did not intent to use any method in future.

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Presented in Poster Session 2