Article

Prevalence and predictors of Implanon uptake in Ugu (Ugu North Sub District) 2016/17

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 61, issue 2, 2019 , pages: 48–52
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2018.1548725
Author(s): Anudha MoodleyDiscipline of Public Health Medicine, South Africa, Ozayr MahomedDiscipline of Public Health Medicine, South Africa

Abstract

Background: The contraceptive implant (Implanon) has been recognised as one of the most effective family planning methods and is a healthier choice for women in Africa due to its efficacy and convenience. Despite the evidence of effectiveness and safety of the implant, the actual uptake for Implanon use in the Ugu district of KwaZulu-Natal is relatively low. The aim of the study was to determine factors associated with Implanon uptake in Ugu North Sub District 2016/17.

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