This study examined the prevalence and effects of potential barriers to removal of levonorgestrel implants (Norplant) among low-income women.
A sample of 687 women who received Norplant at hospital-based family planning clinics were interviewed before Norplant insertion and 6 months after Norplant insertion (or at Norplant removal if removal occurred earlier).
Those who contined to use Norplant were reinterviewed at 2 years or at removal.
In a multivariate analysis, only 1 of the 4 potential barriers-cost-significantly impeded Norplant discontinuation.
Family planning clinics need to make clear that they follow a policy of Norplant removal on demand, regardless of the patient's ability to pay.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lévonorgestrel, Contraception, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Obstacle, Utilisation, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital femelle, Population défavorisée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Levonorgestrel, Contraception, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Obstacle, Use, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Female genital system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0048982
Code Inist : 002B20A01. Création : 31/05/1999.