Introduction: Contraceptive prevalence is low in Senegal, particularly in the Mbacké health district. The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of use of modern contraception by women of reproductive age in this district.
Methodology: A quantitative and qualitative analytical study was conducted. The quantitative survey was conducted from 1st to 20 July 2011. The study population consisted of women of childbearing age living in the district. A two-stage survey was conducted. Data were entered and bivariate analysis was performed using Epi Info 3.3.5software. Multivariate analysiswas performed by R 2.2.9 software. The adjusted odds ratios were calculatedfor variables with significant p values. The qualitative study was conducted from 25 to 31 July2011. Grouped interviews were used to collect women's perceptions of modern contraception. Content analysis was performed.
Conclusion: Improving the socio-economic characteristics of women and raising public awareness about modern contraception would contribute to a better use of modern contraceptives in the Mbacké health district.