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Contraceptive discontinuities in the use of oral and injectable hormonal contraceptives, and male condoms

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Author(s):
Ana Luiza Vilela Borges [1] ; Christiane Borges do Nascimento Chofakian [2] ; Osmara Alves Viana [3] ; Eveline do Amor Divino [4]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem - Brasil
[2] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Ciências, Artes e Humanidades - Brasil
[3] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina - Brasil
[4] Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso. Faculdade de Enfermagem - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Cadernos de Saúde Pública; v. 37, n. 2 2021-02-22.
Abstract

The study aimed to estimate the total contraceptive discontinuity rates in the use of oral and injectable hormonal contraceptives, and male condoms and dropout rates due to switches to more effective and less effective methods. Data on 2,051 women, users of primary healthcare services in three Brazilian state capitals, were collected using the contraceptive calendar. The results showed that 24.5% of users of oral hormonal contraceptives, 33.5% of users of injectables, and 39% of users of male condoms had discontinued the respective method after 12 months of use, independently of the reason, and that the rates varied little between the capitals but did depend on the method. The main reason for discontinuing use of the contraceptive method was the desire to become pregnant (20.8%). Conception while using the method was reported by 20% of the women, a proportion that reached 25.7% in users of male condoms. After 12 months with the method, the dropout rate for reasons related to the contraceptive method was 11.4% in users of injectables; 15.9% of users of male condoms switched to a more effective method; and 16.3% of users of injectables switched to a less effective method. Contraceptive discontinuity rates were high and varied according to the contraceptive method. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/02447-5 - Patterns and determinants of contraceptive discontinuations and the role of emergency contraception
Grantee:Ana Luiza Vilela Borges
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants