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Title: Determinants of unmet need for family planning: Evidence from the 2018 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey
Authors: Ökem, Zeynep Güldem
Pekkurnaz, Didem
Keywords: Unmet Need
Family Planning
2018 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey
Contraceptive Use
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Press
Abstract: Unmet need for family planning is a valuable concept to indicate the discrepancy between women's fertility preferences and contraceptive use. Unmet need may lead to unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions. These may result in health deterioration and reduced employment opportunities for women. The 2018 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey report indicated that the estimated unmet need for family planning doubled from 2013 to 2018, returning to the high levels of the late 1990s. Considering this unfavourable change, this study aims to investigate the determinants of unmet need for family planning among married women of reproductive age in Turkey by using the 2018 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey data. Logit model estimations revealed that women who were at older ages, more educated, wealthier, and had more than one child were less likely to have unmet need for family planning. Employment statuses of women and their spouses and place of residence were significantly associated with unmet need. Results emphasised that training and counselling to enhance the use of family planning methods should effectively target young, less educated, and poor women.
Description: Article; Early Access
ISSN: 0021-9320
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