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Brian F Guevara Julia Singh James Fong Alec Ekeroma

Abstract

Background:Unplanned pregnancy is common in Fiji and there was a lack of evidence to ascertain unmet need for contraception,especially in postpartum women. The aim of this study is to determine the contraceptive choices and needs of postpartum women at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH).


 Method:A structured interview of women randomly selected from those who had given birth within the previous five daysfrom May to August 2016.The data was entered into an Excel spreadsheet, de-identified, tabulated, and data frequencies were recorded in absolute numbers and frequencies.


Results:Of 3,092 women who birthed at CWMH during the study period, 202 were interviewed. Of those interviewed, 59% (119/202) had not used contraception before and 49% (99/119) had an unplanned pregnancy. Most women (125, 62%) desired postpartum contraception and the most favoured was a Jadelle implant. Factors associated with unplanned pregnancies were being single (OR 13.5), under 21years of age (OR 6.6), currently studying (OR 4.9), and booking in the 3rd trimester (OR 2.8).


Discussion:Women who are single and young need to be targeted appropriately for contraception advise.  More studies are needed to determine the reasons for the poor utilization of family planning services prior to pregnancy and in different settings in Fiji.



 


 

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Afrikaans
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Belarusian
Bengali
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Cebuano
Chichewa
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Esperanto
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Filipino
Finnish
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Frisian
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Georgian
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Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hindi
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Hungarian
Icelandic
Igbo
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kazakh
Khmer
Korean
Kurdish
Kyrgyz
Lao
Latin
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Mongolian
Myanmar (Burmese)
Nepali
Norwegian
Pashto
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Russian
Samoan
Scots Gaelic
Serbian
Sesotho
Shona
Sindhi
Sinhala
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tajik
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Welsh
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu

 
 
 
 
 





 
 
 
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