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