Author(s): Abdi Farah Sirad, Abdiwahab Hashi , Ahmed Mohammed, TAHIR YOUSUF, S. Palani*, Nisha Mary Joseph
To slow the current rapid population growth particularly in under developed countries, family planning programs have always been considered as the intervention of choice. Ethiopia, which is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa next to Nigeria, experienced low family planning utilization (36%) of all methods. The main aim was to assess the level of men`s acceptance and associated factors of modern family planning of Dagahbur district, Somali Region; Eastern Ethiopia. Community-based cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted. A total of 686 study participants were recruited for the study. The investigator prepared, pre-tested and structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Odds ratio along with 95% Confidence interval in Multivariate Binary Logistic regression was used to assess the strength and significance of the association. A total of 686 men participated in the study. The proportion of male acceptance in modern family service was 22.3%. In the multivariate analysis, three variables were found to be significantly associated with the male acceptance in modern family planning service. These were marital status (AOR = 1.8, 95% CI (1.03, 3.15) family income (AOR = 1.93, 95% CI, (1.03, 3.63), and attitude about family planning (AOR = 3.19 95%, CI (1.89, 1.59), were significantly associated with the male acceptance of family planning service. The proportion of male acceptance in modern contraceptive was low. Polygamy in marital status, family income, attitude towards modern contraceptive, were the factors influencing acceptance on modern contraceptives.