Contraceptive use and education should be included simultaneously in HIV prevention

The research was conducted by researchers from University of Arkansas and Arizona State University. Data from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) was used for the research. The researchers found that social demographic factors such as age, age at marriage, number of children, and education are statistically significant in influencing contraceptive use.

They concluded that education and contraceptive use should go hand in hand in HIV prevention programs. Otherwise there is a chance of exaggeration of one effect as most often the other acts as a synergistic factor.

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