Factors Influencing Male Participation in Family Planning in Kenya

Ann Mwangi, Moi University
Judith Mangeni, Moi University

The study sought to determine factors that influence male participation in family planning in Kenya. Data from the 2008–09 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey were analyzed. The unit of analysis was sexually active men both married and unmarried. The final weighted sample size was 3,465 men. After controlling for other factors, we found higher education AOR 1.59 (C.I.0.767-3.299), employment AOR 1.67 (C.I.1.127-2.496), Media as the source of information AOR 1.75 (C.I.1.308-2.367), discussion with a health worker AOR 1.71 (C.I.1.206 – 2.430), number of wives (one wife AOR 0.07 C.I. 0.007-0.769), No more desire for children AOR 2.83,C.I 1.794-4.489) and the total number of children one has (1-4) AOR 2.55,CI 1.616 -4.029) as the main factors that influence male participation in family planning.In Kenya, programs intending to actively involve men in family planning need to focus on addressing all the above mentioned factors which influence men’s participation in family planning.

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Presented in Poster Session 7: Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health