Factors influencing post-partum women’s choice of an implantable contraceptive device in a rural district hospital in South Africa

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 60, issue 6, 2018 , pages: 174–180
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2018.1487213
Author(s): Francois PotgieterDepartment of Family and Emergency Medicine, South Africa, Paul KappDepartment of Family and Emergency Medicine, South Africa, Francois CoetzeeUkwanda Centre for Rural Health, South Africa


Background: A single-rod subdermal contraceptive implant containing 68 mg of etonogestrel, ImplanonNXT®, was introduced to the South African healthcare system in 2014. Initially the new device was well received but later uptake tapered off. A need was identified to determine the factors that influence women's choices with regard to the use of ImplanonNXT® in order to improve its uptake. The aim of this study was to explore the factors that influence women’s choice of ImplanonNXT®.

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