What is it about?

This study investigated contraceptive use among sexually active young women in the Berekum Municipality, Ghana. The prevalence of modern contraceptive use was found to be 76%. Factors such as age, marital status, religion, hearing about contraceptives, partner opposition, side effects, lack of knowledge, and receiving counseling on family planning were significantly associated with contraceptive use. The study highlights the need for enhanced partner involvement, intensified health education, and detailed counseling to address misconceptions and myths surrounding contraceptive side effects.

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Why is it important?

Our study on contraceptive use among young women in Berekum, Ghana provides timely insights into the prevailing factors influencing contraceptive uptake. By identifying specific determinants such as age, marital status, religion, and knowledge, our research offers a nuanced understanding of the challenges faced by young women in accessing and utilizing contraceptives. The findings highlight the importance of education and counseling to address misconceptions and promote informed decision-making. This unique perspective and practical implications make our study valuable for healthcare providers, policymakers, and researchers seeking to enhance family planning services and improve reproductive health outcomes.

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This study on fp use among young women bring need for tailored solution

Ebenezer Jones AMOAH

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This page is a summary of: Determinants and prevalence of modern contraceptive use among sexually active female youth in the Berekum East Municipality, Ghana, PLoS ONE, June 2023, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0286585.
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