Experiences of intimate-partner violence and contraception use among ever-married women in Jordan

K. O'Hara, L.C. Tsai, C.E. Carlson, Y.M. Haidar
2013 Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal  
This study explored the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and current contraception use among ever-married women in Jordan. Analysing a sample (n = 3434) from the 2007 Jordan demographic and health survey, women who reported ever experiencing severe physical violence from their husband were significantly less likely to use contraception than women who did not report severe physical violence (OR = 0.34). Conversely, women who reported ever experiencing sexual IPV were
more » ... ntly more likely to use contraception (OR = 1.50). Emotional and less severe physical IPV were not significantly related to contraception use. Education, wealth, age, number of children, and fertility preferences were positively associated with contraception use, while residence in the Badia area and consanguineous marriages were negatively associated with contraception use. The findings have implications for the provision of IPV screening and contraception services in Jordan, as well as the specification of services for women most vulnerable to IPV.
doi:10.26719/2013.19.10.876 fatcat:nim2ywybsfh57cvwwjghd7msqa