MODERN CONTRACEPTIVE USE IN ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG WOMEN: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW

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Dian Nur Hadianti
Kemal N Siregar
Risna Dewi Yanti
Farhati Farhati
Dermawan Supriatna

Abstract

Introduction: Contraceptive use among married adolescents and young women is lower than in other age groups.


Objectives: The purpose of this systematic literature review is to determine the use of modern contraceptives in adolescents and young women.


Method: Three databases in English (Scopus, Pubmed, Science direct) published from January 2019 to March 2023 were used to identify publications describing the prevalence and predictors of contraceptive use in adolescents. This study involved adolescent and young women from any country.


Result: A total of 15 publications met the inclusion criteria. The prevalence of adolescents and young women using contraceptives ranges from 22.3 to 82.5%. However, the prevalence of modern contraceptive use is still low, around 6 to 27%. Predictor factors for contraceptive use include findings from studies that were included in four summarizations of the themes according to their commonalities. These determinants are related to sociodemographic factors, reproductive factors, individual factors, and health services.


Conclusion: Most of the predictors of contraceptive use among adolescents and young women in several countries are influenced by sociodemographic factors, individual factors, reproductive factors and health service factors. By knowing the predictor factors, we can increase the prevalence of contraceptive use among adolescents and young women, which can ultimately balance the birth rate.

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