Journal article

Gender equity and women's contraception use

Rebecca Bentley, Anne Marie Kavanagh

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

Gender equity describes the distribution between men and women of social and material resources and decision-making powers. Women's experiences of gender equity are likely to influence their contraceptive use. Multilevel analysis of two databases: the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles from the United Kingdom and the United Nations' Fertility and Family Surveys, was undertaken to explore the association between gender equity measured at two spatial scales (small areas and countries) and women's contraception use. Results suggest that the spatial scale at which gender equity is considered is important. Gender equity was associated with contraception use at a local level, but n..

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