What is it about?

We looked into why some married women in Indonesia use contraception while others don't. We found that things like a woman's age, how many children she has, her education level, wealth, and access to information like watching TV and using the internet all play a role in whether she uses birth control. This study helps us understand what factors influence birth control use among married women in Indonesia, and it suggests that better health education and awareness could help more women make informed choices about contraception.

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Why is it important?

Our research focuses on a crucial topic: understanding the factors influencing contraceptive use among married women in Indonesia. As the country continues to progress and health-related decisions become more important, this study provides timely insights into the complex choices women make regarding family planning. By uncovering the role of various factors like age, education, wealth, and access to information, we contribute to a deeper understanding of this issue. This work can help policymakers, healthcare providers, and organizations create more effective strategies to promote contraceptive use and ultimately empower women to make informed decisions about their reproductive health. The practical implications of this research can lead to positive changes in family planning programs and improve women's health outcomes, making it relevant and valuable for a wide range of readers interested in women's health, public health, and social development.


By understanding what drives contraceptive choices, we can contribute to better-informed policies, improved healthcare programs, and ultimately empower women to take charge of their reproductive health decisions. This study serves as a stepping stone towards a more inclusive and comprehensive approach to women's health, and I'm proud to be part of a research effort that seeks to make a tangible difference in the lives of women and families in Indonesia and beyond.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of contraceptive use among married women in Indonesia, F1000Research, March 2020, Faculty of 1000, Ltd., DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.22482.1.
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