Determinants of modern contraceptive use in Uganda.
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The objective of the study was to examine the determinants of modern contraceptive use involving men in Uganda. The study was based on data sourced from the 2011 UDHS comprising 2295 records of men (15-54). The analysis was done using frequency distributions, Pearson chi square tests and the logistic regression. Results show that only 29 percent of men were using modern contraceptives. This figure does not vary significantly from the estimate presented among the women in the country. From multivariate analysis, determinants of modern contraceptive use involving men were, number of children, wealth index, religion, knowledge of modern contraceptive use and participation in decision making. The odds of male modern contraceptive use increased among men with more than one child, increased with wealth, knowledge of modern contraception in central 2 region and where decision making involved both men and women. The odds reduced among men of the other religions and where decision making concerning large purchases was made by the partner (woman) alone. Awareness campaigns concerning modern contraceptive use should target men from other religions, poor wealth quintile and those with limited knowledge of modern contraception. Men who do not have children and do not wish to have children at that time should be reached and encouraged to use modern contraceptives so as to help them achieve their goals. Also partnership in decision making /control over resources at household level should be further encouraged since it is linked with modern contraceptive use.