Determinants of Contraceptive Use Amongst Female Sex Workers in Iringa Region

Mwampashi, Ard Bernhard (2017) Determinants of Contraceptive Use Amongst Female Sex Workers in Iringa Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess determinants of modern contraceptive use amongst female sex workers in Tanzania. This study used both quantitative and qualitative data generated from 176 female sex workers participants and 3 key informant interviews in Ilula and Mafinga towns, Iringa Region. Data from qualitative study were coded in SPSS. Results from the study on assessing determinants of modern contraceptive use among female sex workers, shows that majority of study participants are aware of the availability of contraceptive services in their community and that there is limited influence of religion on contraceptive use. The study also found that fear and misconceptions of side effects of modern contraceptive services have a significant effects in enrolling women into the service. Economic factors have been found to have insignificant influence on modern contraceptive services. Finally, the study found that female sex workers are satisfied with contraceptive services available in their respective communities although demand for contraceptive services is higher than what health facilities can offer. Study on assessing determinants of modern contraceptive use amongst female sex workers has unfolded a group which contraceptive service providers treat them as general community while their needs are influenced with the nature of sex work. Despite of using contraceptive services for preventing pregnancies they are at risk of being infected with sexual transmitted diseases. To further our understanding on factors that influence contraceptive use among female sex workers it worth studying interaction of female sex workers with service providers and the role of financial security and decision on choice of contraceptive method.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 14:50
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 14:50
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2018

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