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Titolo:
Women's reasons for discontinuing contraceptive use within 12 months: Jamaica
Autore:
Henry-Lee, A;
Titolo Testata:
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH MATTERS
fascicolo: 17, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 213 - 220
SICI:
0968-8080(200105)9:17<213:WRFDCU>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
contraceptive use; discontinuation of contraception; Jamaica;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
6
Recensione:
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Citazione:
A. Henry-Lee, "Women's reasons for discontinuing contraceptive use within 12 months: Jamaica", REPROD H M, 9(17), 2001, pp. 213-220

Abstract

In Jamaica, contraceptive use is high at 66 per cent. However, only 34 percent of pregnancies are planned. This study was carried out in 1998 to determine the factors which influenced continuation of use of family planning methods. Primary data were collected from 463 mostly post-natal women utilising eight large clinics in the public health sector in Kingston, Jamaica. They were interviewed using a closed-ended questionnaire three limes over ayear and a sub-sample participated in focus group discussions. The overallcontinuation rate was only 56 per cent Cost of methods was an issue for some women. Long clinic waiting times discouraged women from attending clinics; the scheduling of clinic appointments would reduce this problem. Women need more information about side effects of methods and to be reassured of the quality of methods given out by clinics. Health personnel need to becomemore a ware of the significance of rumours about methods and discuss thesewith women so that the negative influence of misinformation is minimised. Although the findings of this study are not 'new' information, 'old' problems in the provision of services still exist. Women, at least in poorer communities, continue to lack basic information about contraceptives and there is a need for ongoing attention to improving quality of care.

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