This study’s objective was to assess associated factors of postpartum modern contraceptive use in Burie District, Amhara Region, Ethiopia.

A community-based cross-sectional study was employed among 686 mothers in Burie District. A multistage sampling technique was used to select the study participants. Data were collected using face-to-face interviewer-administered structured questionnaires. Then, the collected data was entered, coded, and cleaned into EPI Data version 3.1 and exported to SPSS version 20.0 for data analysis. Researchers did bivariate and multivariate logistic regression to assess the association of factors with postpartum modern contraceptive use. Adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated, and values <0.05 were considered to indicate statistical significance.

This study revealed that Researchers found postpartum modern contraceptive use to be 20.7%. Postpartum current contraceptive use was significantly associated with women’s education level, discussing FP methods with partners, knowing menses return after birth, ever heard about modern FP methods, and contacting health professionals.

Researchers found postpartum modern contraceptive use to be low. Therefore, health professionals should improve women’s educational status, make awareness of the women, and counsel their husbands about postpartum contraception, when fertility is returned, and risky timing for becoming pregnant.

Reference: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jp/2020/6174504/