Contraceptive Use Dynamics Across Sociodemographic Nexus in Uttar Pradesh: A Method-Specific Analysis of Calendar Data

Anjali Singh , Banaras Hindu University
Ujjaval Srivastava, Banaras Hindu University
Neeraj Narayan, Banaras Hindu University

Contraceptive dynamics usually cover the topics such as contraceptive prevalence, discontinuation, switching behavior and contraceptive failures. In developing countries like India unintended pregnancy and births poses a major challenge to the reproductive health of young & adults. So the purpose of the study is to examine the levels and determinants of contraceptive discontinuation by reason and method in Uttar Pradesh, India. Condom is the most commonly used method in urban Uttar Pradesh. For analysis work multiyear calendar data is used which contain information regarding women’s contraceptive use and reproductive behaviors’ on monthly basis collected by Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) in Urban Uttar Pradesh. Kaplan Meier estimates are used to calculate contraceptive discontinuation and switching rate and Multinomial Competing risk hazard model is used to estimate the correlates of discontinuation of reversible methods

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 Presented in Session 10. Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior & Reproductive Health 2