To review recent survey data on knowledge and use of injectable contraceptives among adolescents and young women in developing countries.
The proportion of adolescents who are aware of this method, who have ever used it, and who are currently using the method, are described.
Use of the injection is compared to overall use of any method, as well as to use of two other specific methods, the contraceptive pill and the condom.
The data reported here come from a series of nationally representative surveys carried out in 25 developing countries, in the mid to late 1980s, as part of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) project.
Although the injection is recognized by a moderately high proportion of young women and adolescents, use of this method is extremely low in almost all countries.
Problems of availability of supplies of the injection may explain some of the observed variation in levels of use of this method.
Supplies are mostly provided by international donor agencies such as United Nations Fund for Population Activities and International Planned Parenthood Federation.
The lack of approval of the method by the United States until recently also probably had a negative effect on the likelihood of some other governments approving this method or promoting it.
Now supplies may become more available and there may be a greater willingness to use Depo-Provera and other injectables in the developing countries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraceptif, Médroxyprogestérone, Progestatif, Voie souscutanée, Attitude, Connaissance, Comportement, Pays en développement, Tiers monde, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraceptive, Medroxyprogesterone, Progestagen, Subcutaneous administration, Attitude, Knowledge, Behavior, Developing countries, Third World, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0410527
Code Inist : 002A26N02. Création : 01/03/1996.