Determinants of Contraceptive Use among Men in Uganda
Bob Elwange, Kyambogo University
Clifford O. Odimegwu, University of the Witwatersrand
In spite of the universal knowledge on different types of contraceptives in Uganda, over 71% of men do not use any contraceptive method. Despite this, little is known about the determinants of contraceptive use among men in Uganda. This study explores the underlying determinants of contraceptive use among men in Uganda. Analysis was done at three levels; univariate, bivariate and multivariate. Binary logistic model was used to analyse the data at multivariate level using Stata, a statistical software, version 12. Data set was drawn from the latest Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (2011). The place of residence was not associated with contraceptive use among men. Wealth index, discussion between men and service providers and fertility preference were strongly associated with contraceptive use among men in Uganda. Contraceptive use increased with the level of wealth and it was twice higher among men who discussed with the service providers.