Factors Affecting the Use of Intra Uterine Device in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara

Jeni Nurmawati1), Sabina Gero2), David B. W. Pandie2)


1)Municipality Health Office, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara

2)Graduate Program, Universitas Nusa Cendana



Background: The Intra Uterine Device (IUD) is a type of long-acting reversible contra­ception (LARC) that goes in the uterus. It has some preferable features: (1) More than 99% effective; (2) Works for up to 10 years; (3) ‘Fit and forget’ contra­cep­tion – users do not need to do anything. There are two types of IUD: one with hor­mo­nes, one without hormones. The menstrual period might change. There might be more or less bleeding. This study aimed to determine factors affecting the use of IUD in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

Subjects and Method: A cross sectional study carried out in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. A sample of women of reproductive age was selected for this study, consisting of IUD users and non users. The dependent variable was IUD use. The independent variables were age, education, maternal attitude, and ma­ter­­nal belief. IUD data were taken from maternal and child health record. The other data were collected by questionnaire. The data were analyzed by a multiple logis­tic regression.

Results: Older age, higher education, favorable maternal attitude, and positive mater­nal belief, were associated with the use of IUD.

Conclusion: Age, education, maternal attitude, and maternal belief, are associated with the use of IUD.

Keywords: intra uterine device, age, education, maternal attitude, maternal belief

Correspondence: Jeni Nurmawati. Municipality Health Office, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. E-mail: jeninurmawati72@gmail.com. Mobile : +6281339334949.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2018.02.26

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