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Contraception coverage and methods used among women in South Africa: a national household survey

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-10T11:15:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-10T11:15:28Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10923
dc.description.abstract Globally, family planning services are being strengthened and the range of contraceptive choices expanded. Data on contraceptive coverage and service gaps could help to shape these initiatives. The objective was to assess contraception coverage in South Africa (SA) and identify underserved populations and aspects of programming that require strengthening. Data from a 2012 SA household survey assessed contraception coverage among 6 296 women aged 15 - 49 years and identified underserved populations. Two-thirds had an unintended pregnancy in the past 5 years, a quarter of which were contraceptive failures. Most knew of injectable (92.0%) and oral contraception (89.9%), but fewer of intrauterine devices (56.1%) and emergency contraception (47.3%). Contraceptive prevalence was 49.1%, and 41.8% women used modern non-barrier methods. About half had ever used injectable contraception. Contraception was lower in black Africans and younger women, who used a limited range of methods. Contraception coverage is higher than many previous estimates. Rates of unintended pregnancy, contraceptive failure and knowledge gaps, however, demonstrate high levels of unmet need, especially among black Africans and young women. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Contraception coverage and methods used among women in South Africa: a national household survey en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 107(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle South African Medical Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9777 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=18370 en
dc.PageNumber 307-314 en
dc.outputnumber 8668 en
dc.bibliographictitle Chersich, M.F., Wabiri, M.N., Risher, K., Shisana, O., Celentano, D., Rehle, T., Evans, M. & Rees, H. (2017) Contraception coverage and methods used among women in South Africa: a national household survey. <i>South African Medical Journal</i>. 107(4):307-314. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Chersich, M.F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Wabiri, N. en
dc.contributor.author3 Risher, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author5 Celentano, D. en
dc.contributor.author6 Rehle, T. en
dc.contributor.author7 Evans, M. en
dc.contributor.author8 Rees, H. en

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