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Women's autonomy in health decision-making and its effect on access to family planning services in Senegal in 2017: a propensity score analysis

The effect of women’s autonomy in decision-making for fertility control has been highlighted by research. The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of women’s autonomy over decision-making regarding their health and access to family planning in Senegal in 2017. Methods The analyses in this study were carried out using data from the Senegal Demographic and Health Survey in 2017. The sample consisted of 8865 women aged 15–49. The propensity score-matching method was applied. Autonomy in health decision-making was considered the treatment variable. Matching was performed using confounding variables. The outcome variables were the current use of modern contraceptive methods and the existence of unmet needs. The common support condition had been met. The analysis was conducted using STATA.15 software. Results This study showed that 6.26% of women had decision-making autonomy in relation to their health. For 80.33% of the women, their husbands/partners made health-related decisions for them. Decision-making autonomy increased significantly with the age of the woman (p?


Auteur(s) : Sougou NM, Bassoum O, Faye A, Leye MMM
Année de publication : 2020
Revue : BMC Public Health
N° de volume : 20
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : BASSOUM Oumar