Contraception among Adolescents in Bangladesh
Increased education is the most important factor having a positive effect on the contraceptive use rate for adolescents. Additionally; regular participation in family decision-making, frequency of visits by family planning workers, region of residence, husband’s occupation, and availability of electricity in the household have positive impact on the contraceptive use rate for adolescents. Between married adolescents and married adults, married adolescents has less knowledge and practice regarding contraceptive use. In our society; women’s status improves with increased opportunities for education and employment, they will find ways to meet their contraceptive needs. The popularity of traditional methods could be exploited by program managers, since traditional methods can be effective if taught properly and used consistently. Adolescents need to become aware of the negative consequences of early marriage, early pregnancy, and large family size, they need information on the availability of FP methods and their use-effectiveness, they need improved reproductive health care services which are readily available, and they would benefit from programs designed to overcome the resistance of older family members and husbands to FP.
Islam, M. M., & Mahmud, M. (1995). Contraception among adolescents in Bangladesh. Asia-Pacific population journal, 10(1), 21-38.