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Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2017 Dec 1;43(4):183-191. doi: 10.1363/43e5217.

Expanding Method Choice in Africa with Long-Acting Methods: IUDs, Implants or Both?

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1
Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, lenka.benova@lshtm.ac.uk.
2
Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
3
medical officer, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva.

Abstract

The objective of this article is to review key components of LARC uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of guiding policies and programs. We assess trends in access to the IUD and implant, including method knowledge and availability at facilities; examine trends in use, source of supply, discontinuation and characteristics of users; and discuss the prospects for expanding method choice by increasing the availability of LARCs in national programs and the policy implications of our results.

PMID:
29874164
DOI:
10.1363/43e5217

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