June 22, 2021

Hormonal contraceptive use in Ghana: The role of method attributes and side effects in method choice and continuation

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The objective of this study was to understand the barriers and facilitators of hormonal contraceptive use among Ghanaian women, in order to help improve contraceptive counseling and reduce the high rates of unintended pregnancy.

We conducted a nationally representative community-based survey of 4143 women aged 15-49 in 2018, and used descriptive statistics and logistic regression to examine correlates of current hormonal method use, preferred method attributes and their association with method choice, and the role of side effects in hormonal method discontinuation.