The Decision-making in Couples and Moderncontraception use among Women in Côte d'Ivoire
Yomin Virginie Yapo

This research analyzes the impact of decision making in couples on the usage of modern contraception and identifies the other revelantsocio-economic and cultural determinants.From “Côte d’Ivoire Demographic and Health Surveys 2012”, the statistics results showed that the percent of women who have knowledge on contraception is very low. The usage of contraception is higher among young than olderand is two times higher among urban thanrural. The Probit regression results showed that decision-making power in couples has a strong positive significantly impact on using contraceptive methods. Furthermore, education, knowledge on methods, living environment and age are majordeterminants of the contraceptive practice.In contrast, Muslim religion has a negative significantly impact on the probability of using contraception. The reproductive health workers must involve couples and religious leaders, especially the Muslim authorities in advocacy and activities of sensitization for better usage of modern contraception in households. The health authorities must also reduce the regional gapconcerning free distribution of the products of modern contraception. Similarly, the providers must play their role to increase access to the products of modern contraceptionto better meet the needs and satisfaction of women in family planning.

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