The availability of family planning information enable the used of traditional contraceptive in Yogyakarta

Document Type : Original Article


Public Health Faculty, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia



Introduction: Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is one indicator that shows the success of the maternal health program. Efforts to reduce maternal mortality rates need to be supported by an increase in family planning participation coverage. Unmet Need for Family Planning in Yogyakarta was 15.14%, the data is still far from the Indonesian National Population and Family Planning Board target to reduce the number of unmet needs in 2019 of 9.91%. This study aimed to analyze enabling factors that contribute to traditional contraception in Yogyakarta using the L.Green Theory approach. The enabling factor analyzed were family income, availability of contraception information, availability of contraception service, ownership of health assurance.
Methods: Quantitative research used a cross-sectional approach, conducted on a three district in Yogyakarta city. Respondents of this research were 147 fertile ages women selected by cluster sampling. Multivariable analysis was carried out using logistic regression.
Results: Based on a logistic regression test, the enabling factor that statistically significant contributes to the use of traditional contraception was the availability of contraception information with POR=15.94.
Conclusion: Fertile aged women do not get family planning information 15.94 times as likely to use traditional contraception than fertile aged women who get family planning information. Promotion for modern contraception used to the women and her family through counseling on health care facilities or mass media was needed.