Original Research

Unmet need for family planning and related difficulties among married women of childbearing age in Bandung Slum, Indonesia

Asti Dewi Rahayu Fitrianingsih, Ema Novita Deniati
Journal of Public Health in Africa | Vol 13, No 2 | a365 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2022.2398 | © 2024 Asti Dewi Rahayu Fitrianingsih, Ema Novita Deniati | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 April 2024 | Published: 07 December 2022

About the author(s)

Asti Dewi Rahayu Fitrianingsih, Faculty of Sport and Health Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Ema Novita Deniati, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Sports Science, Univeritas Negeri Malang, Malang, East Java, Indonesia


This study was conducted to assess what factors cause women of childbearing age (15-49 years) who live in slums in Bandung City, Indonesia to experience unmet need for family planning. Unmet need for family planning is a phenomenon in the population sector that requires serious and immediate treatment because it can inhibit the increase in Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) and decrease in Total Fertility Rate (TFR). A cross-sectional survey was conducted from February to July 2021. 304 women were selected as respondents using a purposive sampling technique. Univariate and multivariate regression analysis was performed using STATA 16. The result is 29.3% of women have unmet need for family planning, while the factors that influence the occurrence of unmet need for family planning include marital age, family income, experienced a child’s death, number of children living, women’s decision-making power, and media exposure. Increasing access to information and free family planning services for married couples is important, especially for low-income families with many children.


unmet need; family planning; women childbearing age; urban slum


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