Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 653

Full Length Research Paper

Status of modern contraceptive use among married women in Debre Birhan District, Ethiopia

Muluken Dessalegn*
  • Muluken Dessalegn*
  • Amref Health Africa, Ethiopia
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Sileshi Behailu
  • Sileshi Behailu
  • South Denmark University, Denmark
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Maereg Wagnew
  • Maereg Wagnew
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
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Muluneh Yigzaw
  • Muluneh Yigzaw
  • Ethiopian Public Health Association, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 30 April 2014
  •  Accepted: 26 August 2014
  •  Published: 31 October 2014



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