XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference
"Determinants of intrauterine device usage among women of reproductive age in three states of north India"
Mohd. Tariq, Ajay Kumar Singh, and Nayanjeet Chaudhury
This paper examines the impact of Population Services International (PSI) led intervention on IUD use among married women. The study was conducted on randomly selected 6,560 women from three northern states of India. The analyses suggest that around 43% of currently married women in the age group of 15-49 years were currently using at least one method for family planning. The IUD use among women was 5.4% in the selected states. A careful exploration of data suggests that IUD use was more among women with more than 30 years of age. It was also seen that 73% of the women who had two or more children of either sex, reported more use of IUD. Women who belonged to high Standard of Living (SLI) reported more use of IUD than others. Women who were exposed to intervention also reported more use of IUD. For example, 10.3% of the women who were exposed to Inter Personal Communicators (IPC) activities reported using IUD compared to only 5.2% of those not exposed to IPC activities. The multivariate analysis also suggests that the perceived availability of IUD and exposure to any IPC activity had significantly higher odds of using IUD among women.
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