Decision Making Power in Contraceptive Methods Use and Childbearing

In Bangladesh, the decision making regarding the use of contraceptive methods and childbearing are mainly done by either adolescent married girls’ husbands or mothers-in-law. Thus because of this, Bangladesh has the highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in South Asia. One of the major factor behind this issues is the lack of reproductive health knowledge where misunderstanding and distrust regarding contraceptives need to be diminished. Also lack of negotiation and communication with husbands and family members is another major factor behind adolescent pregnancy.
This research article represents that child marriage, adolescent pregnancy, misconceptions, and various health hazards are all correlated. This qualitative study is aimed at exploring the factors that influence adolescent girls’ decision-making process in relation to contraceptive methods use and childbearing. Misunderstanding and distrust regarding contraceptives can be diminished by engaging the wider societal actors in health intervention including neighbors, and other family members.

• Shahabuddin, A. S. M., Nöstlinger, C., Delvaux, T., Sarker, M., Bardají, A., De Brouwere, V., & Broerse, J. E. (2016). What Influences Adolescent Girls’ Decision-Making Regarding Contraceptive Methods Use and Childbearing? A Qualitative Exploratory Study in Rangpur District, Bangladesh. PloS one, 11(6), e0157664.

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