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Use of modern contraceptives in Lagos Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wright, Kikelomo Ololade, Wusu, Onipede, Akinyinka, Modupe, Adebayo, Bisola, Adepoju, Funmilade, Bashir, Khadija, Anifowose, Aderinsola, Ezenwanne, Folakemi and Banke-Thomas, Aduragbemi Oluwabusayo ORCID: 0000-0002-4449-0131 (2022) Use of modern contraceptives in Lagos Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Care for Women International, 43 (4). 382 - 397. ISSN 0739-9332

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Identification Number: 10.1080/07399332.2021.1982946


We estimated modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) and examined predictors of modern contraceptives utilization amongst 1,445 sampled reproductive age women in Lagos (Nigeria’s epicenter) during the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Estimated mCPR was 30.8%. Women aged 20–29 years were 50% (95%CI:0.37–0.71) less likely to use modern contraceptives during the pandemic than those 30–39 years. Married and divorced women were about three (95%CI:1.37–5.25) and over three (95%CI:1.32–7.79) times more likely to use modern contraceptives compared to single women. Though mCPR has not reduced, sustained contraceptive needs assessment of sometimes obscure sub-populations is required, especially if outbreaks like COVID-19 become our ‘new normal’.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 16:06
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2022 23:00

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