August 2, 2022

Who uses covertly and what is the impact on contraceptive dynamics? Evidence from a national cohort of women in Uganda

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Little is known regarding the specific role of covert use (i.e., use of contraception without partner knowledge) in contraceptive discontinuation and switching.  Among a nationally representative cohort of women in Uganda, we sought to: 1) compare characteristics of covert, overt, and non-users of contraception at baseline; 2) assess the effect of using contraception covertly on switching and discontinuation over a one-year period.