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Gender relations: husband-wife fertility and family planning decisions in Kenya.

Gender relations: husband-wife fertility and family planning decisions in Kenya. Although Kenya's fertility rate has declined from 6.7 births per woman in the mid-1980s to 5.4 births per woman in 1993 (NCPD, 1994), population growth is still high, yielding a doubling time of 35 years. This study uses the 1993 Kenya Demographic Health Survey data collected from 1257 couples to examine the socioeconomic and sociodemographic characteristics of married men and women and their communication with their spouses over fertility and family planning decision-making practices. The logistic regression analysis shows that education for both men and women, discussion of fertility and family planning between spouses, male approval of use of contraception and male family size desires are important factors that influence ever-use of family planning. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of biosocial science Pubmed

Gender relations: husband-wife fertility and family planning decisions in Kenya.

Journal of biosocial science , Volume 33 (1): 11 – Jul 12, 2001

Gender relations: husband-wife fertility and family planning decisions in Kenya.


Abstract

Although Kenya's fertility rate has declined from 6.7 births per woman in the mid-1980s to 5.4 births per woman in 1993 (NCPD, 1994), population growth is still high, yielding a doubling time of 35 years. This study uses the 1993 Kenya Demographic Health Survey data collected from 1257 couples to examine the socioeconomic and sociodemographic characteristics of married men and women and their communication with their spouses over fertility and family planning decision-making practices. The logistic regression analysis shows that education for both men and women, discussion of fertility and family planning between spouses, male approval of use of contraception and male family size desires are important factors that influence ever-use of family planning.

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ISSN
0021-9320
DOI
10.1017/s002193200100013x
pmid
11316391

Abstract

Although Kenya's fertility rate has declined from 6.7 births per woman in the mid-1980s to 5.4 births per woman in 1993 (NCPD, 1994), population growth is still high, yielding a doubling time of 35 years. This study uses the 1993 Kenya Demographic Health Survey data collected from 1257 couples to examine the socioeconomic and sociodemographic characteristics of married men and women and their communication with their spouses over fertility and family planning decision-making practices. The logistic regression analysis shows that education for both men and women, discussion of fertility and family planning between spouses, male approval of use of contraception and male family size desires are important factors that influence ever-use of family planning.

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Journal of biosocial sciencePubmed

Published: Jul 12, 2001

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