Barrier contraceptive method is a strategy that prevents both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Predictors for using barrier methods are not well studied in the area.
The aim of this study was to assess Barrier contraceptive method practice and its predictors among women living with human immune deficiency virus.
A facility based cross-sectional study was employed. Data were collected through interviewer interview using structured and semi-structured questionnaires. Simple random sampling technique from patient registration book was used to select participants. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed using SPSS version 20.0. Adjusted odds ratio with 95% CI was used quantify degree of association.
39.16% of women living with human immune deficiency virus in Hadiya zone public Hospital practiced barrier contraceptive method and independent predictors are received information in the last 6 months on barrier method use (AOR: 4.05; 95% CI: 2.46, 14.83), Pre-ART (AOR: 0.11; CI: 0.07, 0.64), child desire (AOR: 0.29; 95% CI: 0.06, 0.57), supporting to use barrier contraceptive methods (AOR: 7.6; 95% CI: 2.49, 16.28).
In this study less than half participants practiced barrier contraceptive method. Child desire received information in the last 6 months on barrier method use, pre-ART drug initiation status and Supported to use barrier contraceptive methods were found to be independent predictors of Barrier contraceptive method utilization.