A logistic regression model to identify determinants of contraceptive utilization among youths in Kayole and Mukuru.
Despite the number of sexually active among youths being high, very few youths engage in safe sex. They had rather involve themselves in risky be havior. The overall image of literature is not encouraging, youths do not use contraceptive to pre vent themselves from unplanned pregnancies, Sexually transmitted diseases (STI’s) and Human imm unodeficiency virus (HIV).There is need to increase the knowledge and practices of contrace ptive use among youths for a better sex reproductive health. The major objective of the res earch objective was to determine the factors that influence youths to use contraceptives. METHODOLOGY : A case control study done in Kayole and Mukuru. Analysis was done using binary logistic regression. RESULT S: When it comes to gender, more females 45% likely to use contraceptives compared to men, youths who are from religions like Catholic 27% more likely, Protestants 24% more likely and other Christian denomination are 52% les s likely to use contraceptives unlike their Muslim counterparts who are 72% more likely to use contraceptives. Level of education and use of alcohol does not have association with the use c ontraceptives. Youths who have Secondary are 23% more likely to use contraceptives, College/ University 29% more likely to use contraceptives, Technical/Vocational are 30% less l ikely to use contraceptives and others are 50% more likely to use contraceptives. All this wer e compare to primary school. Youths who take alcohol are 1% less likely to use contraceptiv es compared to those who don’t take alcohol. As well as very few sexually active youths use cont raceptives. Sexually active are 16% more likely to use contraceptives. DISCUSSIO N: youths don’t use contraceptive use, gender, edu cation, religion, alcohol and sexual activity doesn’t seem to have much impact on their decision. Therefore no association between gender, education, religion, alcohol & sexu al activity with contraceptive use on cross tab. However, on a binary logistic regression gende r had an association with contraceptive use. CONCLUSIO N: Contraceptive practices among youths to prevent unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (STI’s) and immunodef iciency virus is low despite a large number of youths engaging in sex. IMPLICATION: There is need for more research to be done on ways to bridge the gap among sexually active youths and contraceptives