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1. Ali, Abraham. “I got peace and stability”: women’s perceptions of contraceptive use in Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia.

Degree: 2015, University of Saskatchewan

ABSTRACT Most of the documented benefits of contraceptive service lack in-depth exploration of the lived experiences of service users. This study of contraceptive users in the Sidama Zone, Southern Region, Ethiopia; was conducted with the aim of improving the overall understanding of contraceptive use towards women’s health and empowerment. This knowledge enables alignment of contraceptive service provision with the International Conference on Population Development declaration of rights-based approach. The study employed a mixed method design. The quantitative aspects include use of a descriptive retrospective approach to generate a five year snapshot contraceptive use from health institutions. Percentages were used to compute the contraceptive prevalence in the last five years. The bulk of the study was a qualitative design using interpretive phenomenology- guided by a Heideggerian approach. Data were collected using key informant interviews, focus group discussions and individual in-depth interviews. Data were analyzed using an interpretive phenomenological analysis with hermeneutic circle approach. Results were presented in broad themes following the study questions. The findings of the study indicated that contraceptive use in the study area is steadily improving. In 2008 contraceptive prevalence was twenty- five percent and after five years, it reached forty- two percent. Injectable contraceptive is the leading method, with nearly three-fourth of current users on this method. Recently, every health post offers at least one long acting and two short acting methods. The qualitative finding revealed that women’s experiences regarding the benefits of contraceptive use is encouraging. Women explicated that contraceptive service is an emancipatory and transformative experiences for them as it enabled them to control their bodies, reproduction and fertility by averting unwanted pregnancy thereby engaging in various socio-economic, religious, and political affairs. Controlled fertility gave them more time to plan their livelihood issues. The study’s title, a participant quote, captures the sentiment well: “we got peace, rest and stability”. The study finding further revealed the unique contributions of the health extension program in improving access and convenience to contraceptive service by removing many cultural, gender, and linguistic barriers. The study concludes that contraceptive service pattern has improved greatly in access and coverage; however, the majority of current users are merely on a single method indicating gaps in expanding contraceptive method mix. Women’s experiences about internalizing contraceptive use benefits towards their empowerment and health are encouraging in that they wholeheartedly expressed that the service is emancipatory and transformative. However, there are grey areas from the perspectives of ensuring support from men and dominant community members such as elders. Moreover, there is observed disconnect in conceptualizing and practicing contraceptive service… Advisors/Committee Members: Hanson, Lori, Abonyi, Sylvia, Janzen, Bonni, Ferguson, Linda, Hanson, Cindy.

Subjects/Keywords: Contraception; reproductive rights; women empowerment

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APA (6th Edition):

Ali, A. (2015). “I got peace and stability”: women’s perceptions of contraceptive use in Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia. (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-05-2046

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ali, Abraham. ““I got peace and stability”: women’s perceptions of contraceptive use in Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia.” 2015. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-05-2046.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ali, Abraham. ““I got peace and stability”: women’s perceptions of contraceptive use in Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia.” 2015. Web. 23 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Ali A. “I got peace and stability”: women’s perceptions of contraceptive use in Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2015. [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-05-2046.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Ali A. “I got peace and stability”: women’s perceptions of contraceptive use in Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia. [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-05-2046

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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