Determinants of contraceptive use among married women in Tanzania: Policy implication

  • Mackfallen G Anasel Mzumbe University
  • Upendo J Mlinga Mzumbe University
Keywords: Family planning, Determinants, Policy implication, Binary and multinomial logistic regression


Family planning as an ability for couples to control the timing and number of their pregnancies play a crucial role in reducing fertility rate when it efficient and effectively implemented. Despite 96.5% having knowledge on family planning, only 20% are using modern methods. The main objective of study was to find out the determinants of contraceptive use among married women and policy implication in Tanzania. The study use Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2004-2005. Data were analysed quantitatively through, binary and multinomial logistic regression.  Results show that husband disapproval of contraceptive use, women education, husband and women approval of family planning, discussion of family planning with partners, wealth index, and religion, are determinants of contraceptive use. Based on these results, we recommend increasing women enrolment in all levels of education.  This paper suggests that having nice policy, on women empowerment is important but its effective implementation is the most important.

Author Biographies

Mackfallen G Anasel, Mzumbe University
School of Public Administration and Management,
Upendo J Mlinga, Mzumbe University
Tanzania National Roads Agency (Regional Manager’s Office-Morogoro)