High uptake of postpartum hormonal contraception among HIV-1-seropositive women in Kenya. Sex Transm Dis . 2007 Jan; 34 ( 1 ): 25-9 . PMID: 16691159 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Balkus J, Bosire R, John-Stewart G, Mbori-Ngacha D, Schiff MA, Wamalwa D, G

Citation:
C. DRWAMALWADALTON, MBORI- PROFNGACHADOROTHYA, ELIZABETH DROBIMBO. "High uptake of postpartum hormonal contraception among HIV-1-seropositive women in Kenya. Sex Transm Dis . 2007 Jan; 34 ( 1 ): 25-9 . PMID: 16691159 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Balkus J, Bosire R, John-Stewart G, Mbori-Ngacha D, Schiff MA, Wamalwa D, G.". In: Sex Transm Dis . 2007 Jan; 34 ( 1 ): 25-9 . Kisipan, M.L.; 2007.

Abstract:

Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA. jbalkus@u.washington.edu
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine patterns of contraceptive utilization among sexually active HIV-1-seropositive women postpartum and to identify correlates of hormonal contraception uptake. GOAL: The goal of this study was to improve delivery of family planning services to HIV-1-infected women in resource-limited settings. STUDY DESIGN: HIV-1-infected pregnant women were followed prospectively in a perinatal HIV-1 transmission study. Participants were referred to local clinics for contraceptive counseling and management. RESULTS: Among 319 HIV-1-infected women, median time to sexual activity postpartum was 2 months and 231 (72%) women used hormonal contraception for at least 2 months during follow-up, initiating use at approximately 3 months postpartum (range, 1-11 months). Overall, 101 (44%) used DMPA, 71 (31%) oral contraception, and 59 (25%) switched methods during follow-up. Partner notification, infant mortality, and condom use were similar between those using and not using contraception. CONCLUSIONS: Using existing the healthcare infrastructure, it is possible to achieve high levels of postpartum hormonal contraceptive utilization among HIV-1-seropositive women.
PMID: 16691159 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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