Published on November 25, 2014 by

Disparities in modern contraception use among women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

To examine the geographic distribution of the prevalence of modern contraceptive use across the provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo a study was conducted using data from the Demographic Health Survey 2007. In addition we investigated the association between modern contraceptive use, birth intervals and associated risk factors among Congolese women in general and young women in particular. The results show that the use of modern contraceptives is dependent on the province of residence, location of residence, household economic status, level of education and age. The study found that there is evidence for distinct geographic patterns in the use of modern contraceptive in young women and the whole sample of women in the DRC.