What is it about?

Our study looked at why some married women in Indonesia use maternity services and found that education, age, and awareness play a big role. When women and their spouses have more education and when women have children at an older age, they are more likely to use important maternal healthcare services like check-ups during pregnancy and giving birth in a hospital. We also found that it's important for communities to raise awareness about these issues and work to prevent early marriages, teenage pregnancies, and domestic violence to improve the health of mothers and babies.

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Why is it important?

Our research stands out because it focuses on specific factors influencing maternal healthcare use in Indonesia using data from 2012. This information is still relevant today as it sheds light on the importance of education, age, and awareness in improving maternal and child health. By highlighting these key factors, our work provides valuable insights that can guide policymakers and healthcare professionals in Indonesia and other similar settings. Understanding these influences can lead to better healthcare strategies and ultimately improve the well-being of mothers and infants. In a world where maternal and child health remains a critical concern, our findings offer timely and practical guidance for making a positive impact.


This publication is a crucial addition to maternal healthcare research in Indonesia. It emphasizes the significance of education, age, and awareness in improving maternal health. The call to raise awareness about issues like early marriage and teenage pregnancies is particularly noteworthy. Maternal health is a global concern, and these findings are relevant beyond Indonesia. The use of data from 2012 underscores the enduring importance of these insights. In a world with persistent health disparities, this research provides valuable guidance for improving the lives of mothers and children. It highlights the need for holistic approaches, including education and policy changes, alongside medical interventions. This publication offers actionable recommendations with the potential to positively impact the lives of women and children in Indonesia and worldwide.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Factors influencing Indonesian women's use of maternal health care services, Health Care For Women International, December 2017, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1393077.
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