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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Masters
Title Contraceptive study: an assessment of contraceptive use in patients requesting termination of pregnancy at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
URL http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/jspui/bitstream/10539/7440/1/RB Nyakoe Contraceptive study mmed.pdf
Abstract
This is a cross sectional questionnaire survey. Subjects for the study were recruited from clients requesting TOP at the Gynaecology clinic (ward 54), CHBH. They included women between 13 to 49 years, who were referred from their local clinic or General practitioner with a positive pregnancy test or a pregnancy confirmed on sonar, and were less than 20 weeks pregnant. Consenting women completed a self-administered questionnaire which assessed their demographic details, current contraceptive use, past contraceptive experience, future contraceptive plans, knowledge of emergency contraceptive pill, and the current status of the relationship, initial intention with regard to the pregnancy, and the number of sexual partners they had in the last year. The data was analysed using the Epi Info 6 software programme. Results There were 780 requests for TOP during the study period. Two hundred and twenty nine women were approached to participate in the study and 203 questionnaires were analysed, i.e. an 89% analysable response rate. The mean age of the respondents was 25 years (range 13 - 42 years), the mean parity was 1.3 (range 0 to 9), 35% were still in school, 28% were unemployed and 70% were financially dependent on their parents, partners, or other

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