Level of Unintended Pregnancy and its Associated Factors among Currently Pregnant Women in Duguna Fango District, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia


  • Firehiwot Danssa Getachew Sodo




Pregnancy, Unwanted Pregnancy, Contraception


Few researchers in Ethiopia have studied issues related to unintended pregnancy and little has been discussed about its cause especially in the rural parts of the county. Moreover, efforts to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy were very weak. Hence, there is a continued need for research, information sharing and documentation of efforts aimed at reducing unintended pregnancy. Hence the objective of this study is to measure the level of unintended pregnancy and identify associated factors among currently pregnant women in Duguna Fango Woreda, Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia. Facility based Cross-sectional study method were instrumental under current study. Four hundred Seventy Seven (477) respondents were selected by systematic random sampling method from five health centers. Data collected through structured and pre-tested questionnaire, and analyzed using SPSS for windows version 16.0. Bivariate and multivariate logistic analysis was used to calculate the odds ratios with 95% confidence interval for the different risk factors. The level of significance was set at P < 0.05.  It is concluded that, unintended pregnancy was found to be a major reproductive health problem in the study area and thus deserves priority attention. It is recommended that, different  partners  in  partnership  with  the  government  to  address  the  issue of improving income among women, improving their perception, empowerment, economic status and women  on reproductive health issues is encouraged.



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Author Biography

  • Firehiwot Danssa Getachew, Sodo

    Gender Specialist, NGO, 500 Wolaita Sodo, ETHIOPIA


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Getachew, F. D. . (2016). Level of Unintended Pregnancy and its Associated Factors among Currently Pregnant Women in Duguna Fango District, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 3(1), 11-24. https://doi.org/10.18034/mjmbr.v3i1.400

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