International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2021)

Prevalence of discordant contraceptive use among female in reproductive age group due to intimate partner violence in Saudi Arabia-Taif 2019


Ashwaq Misfer AL-Qarni, Abdullah AL-Bargi

Introduction: Understanding how intimate partner violence (IPV) modifies women’s ability to adopt contraception is central to designing family planning interventions that allow women who experience IPV to manage their fertility. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of discordant contraceptive methods use among women in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study included 395 women attended health centers in Taif. A multistage random sampling technique was used to included participants. Only women who are/were married and aged 18-45 years old were included in this study. The data were collected using a self-administrated Arabic questionnaire including questions about women demographics, husband demographics, assessment of intimate partner violence and contraceptive use. Results: A total of 395 women were included of them 90.9% were Saudi. Most of the women reported about current partners (85.8%), while 13.7% and 0.5% reported about dead and divorced partners, respectively. The prevalence of IPV was 61% in Taif region as reported by reproductive age women but the most frequent type was emotional violence. About three quarters of the women use contraceptive methods while only a small percentage reported covert use. Nationality of women was a significant Determinant for discordant contraceptive use in the present study. However, age, educational level, occupation, marital status, smoking and substance use were not statistically associated with and discordant contraceptive use among include women. Conclusion: A high life-time prevalence of IPV reported in Taif. Being a victim of IPV as general term or as a specific domain including controlling behavior, emotional violence, physical violence, and sexual violence were significantly related to discordant contraceptive use.
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