What is it about?

This study investigates the factors influencing contraception use among married women aged 15-24 in Indonesia, using data from the 2017 Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey. Findings reveal that 57.5% of women in this age group use contraception. Factors such as mother's age, education level, number of children, and region of residence significantly affect contraception use. The study recommends a multisectoral approach focusing on education and involving husbands in family planning decisions.

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Why is it important?

This research addresses the pressing issue of low contraception use among young women in Indonesia, highlighting key factors contributing to this trend. By analyzing data from a nationally representative survey, the study provides valuable insights into the socio-demographic determinants of contraception use among this population segment. The findings underscore the need for targeted interventions and policy initiatives aimed at promoting contraception education and access, particularly in underserved regions. Given Indonesia's youthful population and high fertility rates, understanding and addressing barriers to contraception use among young women are crucial for reproductive health and family planning efforts in the country.


As an advocate for reproductive health and women's rights, I find this study's focus on contraception use among young women in Indonesia both timely and significant. The findings underscore the importance of addressing socio-demographic factors such as education level and regional disparities in promoting contraception access and utilization. By recommending a multisectoral approach and emphasizing the involvement of husbands in family planning decisions, the study offers practical insights for policymakers, healthcare providers, and community stakeholders working to improve reproductive health outcomes among young women. I believe that investing in comprehensive contraception education and services is essential for empowering women, promoting gender equality, and advancing sustainable development in Indonesia.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Factors Associated with the Use of Contraception among Women Age 15-24 Years in Indonesia, Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, June 2020, SynthesisHub Advance Scientific Research,
DOI: 10.31838/srp.2020.5.35.
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