Utilisation of family planning services at the teaching hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.
In the whole of 1993, there were a total of 1533 new clients who attended the family planning clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Central Teaching Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.
They formed 23.0% of the total client-visits for the year. 305 women had surgical contraception (bilateral tubal ligation) for various reasons, but mainly on request for family limitation.
The ages of the new clients ranged from 15 to 49 years.
Adolescents (<20 YEARS OLDS) FORMED ONLY 9.0%, WHILE THOSE AGED>35 years formed 22.0%. Their parity ranged from 0 to 11, with 58.0% of them being para 1 to 4. The grandmultiparae (para>5) formed 31.0%. The oral pill was the most favoured method (42.0%), followed by depo-provera (31.0%) and, sterilisation (21.0%). Though the majority of the clients who chose the oral pill were aged less than 30 years, about 6.0% were aged>35 years.
Likewise about 15.0% of those who took oral pills were para>5, i.e. grandmultiparae.
These are women who should have either stopped producing a long time back or been counselled to have tubal ligation rather than these temporary methods, when seen in the clinic then.
Amongst all the client-visits for the year, oral pill and depo-provera were the two most popular methods, 42.0% and 41.0%, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Planning familial, Utilisation, Homme, Malawi, Fréquence, Distribution, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Family planning, Use, Human, Malawi, Frequency, Distribution, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0202342
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.