Determinants of contraceptive use in Kenya
The study seeks to examine the determinants of contraceptives use among women aged 15-49 in Kenya. Data from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2008/2009 were used and probit regression model was used in analysis. The results shows that post primary education, wealth index, age, religion and exposure to family planning are determinants of contraceptive use. Contrary to expectations the association between the use of contraceptive and women who are at a greater risk of getting HIV/AIDS is negative although insignificant. Based on these results, the study recommends increase in awareness on the availability, importance and possible side effects of contraceptive use, enrollment to secondary and higher education, economic empowerment of women and an increase in the accessibility of health services in North Eastern province.