FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES IN EARLY MARRIED COUPLES IN THE WORKING AREA OF PUBLIC HEALTH PADANG PASIR, PADANG CITY
Keywords:Early Marriage, Contraception
Marriage that is too early is the beginning of reproductive health problems because the younger the age
of marriage, the longer the reproductive period of a woman will have an impact on the number of children born.
The use of contraception is very important to space and limit pregnancies. Data on young pregnant women in the
Padang Pasir Public health Work Area in 2018 were 30 people. The purpose of this study was to see the factors
that influence the use of contraceptives in early married couples. This type of analytical research with a crosssectional approach was carried out in the working area of Public health Padang Pasir, Padang City in May 2018.
The population of all couples who married early was 30 people. Samples were taken by total sampling. Data
collection using a questionnaire. Then the data were analyzed by univariate and bivariate with the chi-square
statistical test. The results of the research that have been carried out are less than half (40.0%) who were
pregnant at the age of 19 years, while at the age of 18 as many as (33.3%) and at the age of 17 years (26.7%).
For the use of contraception in early married couples, it was found that 60.0% of couples did not use
contraception. As much as 53.3% of early married couples have a low level of knowledge. As much as 56.7% of
early married couples did not get information from health workers. As much as 56.7% of early married couples
did not receive support from their husbands. Meanwhile, the bivariate test results from all independent variables
found that there was a relationship between the level of knowledge, information from health workers and
husband's support with the use of contraceptives in early married couples. The conclusion in this study is that
there is a relationship between the level of knowledge, information from health workers and husband's support
with the use of contraceptives in early married couples, it is hoped that health workers, especially midwives, can
improve services and provide information to all mothers of couples of childbearing age in particular. to couples
who get married at an early age regarding the use of age-appropriate contraceptives.