An Exploration Of Individual And Contextual Factors Affecting The Use Of Contraceptives In Urban Slums Of Pakistan: A Socio-Ecological Analysis

Fauzia Maqsood, Steven M. Albert
2014 Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies  
We examined determinants of ever use of contraceptives among women living in urban slums of Pakistan. Data were drawn from a nationwide study, "Living Conditions in Urban Slums of Selected Cities of Pakistan," jointly conducted by University of Gujrat; UNFPA, Islamabad; and UN Habitat, Islamabad, Pakistan. The sample consisted of 2420 married women from six cites. The study was conducted within the socio-ecological framework and examined individual, social, and geographic contextual factors.
more » ... textual factors. Multivariate logistic regression model with robust standard errors was used to estimate the contribution of different socio-ecologic factors for use of contraception. Results of logistic regression showed that individual, social, and geographic factors affect use of contraceptives among women in Pakistani urban slums. The socio-ecologic model can help to identify correlates of contraceptive use, especially among developing nations.
doi:10.46568/pjgs.v8i1.335 fatcat:erllvixv2ratfhmlozsidyeoya