Event Title

Closing the Poor-Rich Gap in Contraceptive Use in Rwanda: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms

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Rwanda has made impressive progress in contraceptive use in the last decade. The contraceptive prevalence rate increased from 17% to 53% between 2005 and 2015. Unexpectedly, contraceptive uptake was higher among the less educated, poor, and rural populations than among the better educated, rich, or urban. This study provides elements of explanation for this unexpected increase and absence of historical disparities in contraceptive prevalence and formulates relevant policy implications and recommendations.

About the Speaker: Dr. Dieudonné N. Muhoza is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda in the Department of Applied Statistics. He holds a PhD in Demography obtained from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. In addition to his teaching duties at University of Rwanda and others, he is a researcher and has participated in many national and international conferences. He has published several papers in international peer reviewed journals. His current research interest is to analyze the complex relationships between family size, poverty, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.W.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

2-10-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

2-10-2019 12:50 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

1:14

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College

Program

World Issues Forum

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Family planning--Rwanda; Birth control--Rwanda; Contraception--Rwanda; Rural women--Sexual behavior--Rwanda; Urban women----Sexual behavior--Rwanda

Geographic Coverage

Rwanda

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

Rwanda, Contraception

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 2nd, 11:30 AM Oct 2nd, 12:50 PM

Closing the Poor-Rich Gap in Contraceptive Use in Rwanda: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Rwanda has made impressive progress in contraceptive use in the last decade. The contraceptive prevalence rate increased from 17% to 53% between 2005 and 2015. Unexpectedly, contraceptive uptake was higher among the less educated, poor, and rural populations than among the better educated, rich, or urban. This study provides elements of explanation for this unexpected increase and absence of historical disparities in contraceptive prevalence and formulates relevant policy implications and recommendations.

About the Speaker: Dr. Dieudonné N. Muhoza is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda in the Department of Applied Statistics. He holds a PhD in Demography obtained from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. In addition to his teaching duties at University of Rwanda and others, he is a researcher and has participated in many national and international conferences. He has published several papers in international peer reviewed journals. His current research interest is to analyze the complex relationships between family size, poverty, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.W.