The Uptake of Modern Contraceptive Methods Among Clients of Post-Abortion Care Services in Urban Guinea
Central African Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages: 203-211
Received: Jul. 11, 2019;
Accepted: Aug. 7, 2019;
Published: Aug. 26, 2019
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Tamba Mina Millimouno, Research Unit, National Training and Research Centre in Rural Health of Maferinyah, Forecariah, Guinea
Alexandre Delamou, Research Unit, National Training and Research Centre in Rural Health of Maferinyah, Forecariah, Guinea; Department of Public Health, Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Sidikiba Sidibé, Research Unit, National Training and Research Centre in Rural Health of Maferinyah, Forecariah, Guinea; Department of Public Health, Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Delphin Kolie, Research Unit, National Training and Research Centre in Rural Health of Maferinyah, Forecariah, Guinea
Jean Pierre Leno, Health District of Lelouma, Lelouma, Guinea
Thérèse Delvaux, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Yolande Hyjazi, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea; Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego), Conakry, Guinea
In West Africa, there are limited data on the uptake of modern contraceptive methods among post-abortion care (PAC) clients. This study aimed at describing the knowledge, attitudes and practices of PAC clients towards modern contraceptive methods and identifying the factors associated with the uptake of long-acting contraceptive methods in Guinea. We conducted a cross-sectional study from March to August 2014 with a sample of 426 PAC clients in two communal medical centres in Conakry. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and analysed using Stata software, version 14. A logistic regression was conducted to identify the factors associated with the uptake of long-acting contraceptive methods. Overall 45,5 % were students, and among them, 66.9% had a secondary or higher level of education. Among the respondents 21,8% had a history of abortion. Induced abortion (83.6%) was the most common type of abortion leading women to seek PAC services. Most of clients (73.6%) had previously heard about family planning (FP), either at school (42.7%), in a health facility/pharmacy (26.5%) or in the neighbourhood (5.9%). Among them, only 34% had used a contraceptive method in the last six months prior to the PAC visit. However, 79.1% of the sample had an unmet need for FP. During the PAC visit, 86.6% of women expressed a desire to postpone any pregnancy in the next 12 months. Overall, 388 women (91.1%) adopted a modern contraceptive method. Most of women (n=375; 96.6%) obtained the chosen contraceptive method before discharge. The intra-uterine device (IUD) was the preferred contraceptive method for women (n=130; 34.7%) followed by implants (n=107; 28.5%). Having a history of abortion (OR= 2.5; CI= 1.3-4.7) and a non-desire for pregnancy in the following 12 months (OR= 4.8; CI= 2.0-11.5) were the factors statistically significantly associated with the uptake of long-acting contraceptive methods. In our context, induced or unsafe abortion mainly concerned students. There is a need to improve the uptake of contraceptive methods, especially among students and intensify awareness on the consequences of unsafe abortion among youths.
Tamba Mina Millimouno,
Jean Pierre Leno,
The Uptake of Modern Contraceptive Methods Among Clients of Post-Abortion Care Services in Urban Guinea, Central African Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 5, No. 5,
2019, pp. 203-211.
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