Contraceptive Use Among Women Living with HIV and AIDS Receiving Care at Secondary and Tertiary Health Care Facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 218-223
Received: Oct. 30, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 14, 2017; Published: Dec. 18, 2017
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Adenuga Faidat Adesola, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Bakarey Adeleye Solomon, Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Titiloye Musibau Ayoade, Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Oladepo Oladimeji, Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Ngene Samuel Osobuchi, Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
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Contraceptive use is a form of family planning and it is one practice among the most important health decisions that many people make and this does not exclude women living with HIV/AIDS. Lack of adequate information on available contraceptive methods and restriction of choices are the major constraints for contraceptive users to obtain a method that suits their need. Consequently, this study was designed to assess contraceptive use among women living with HIV and AIDS receiving care at secondary and tertiary health care facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria. A cross-sectional study using systematic sampling technique was conducted to select 350 consenting women among HIV positive women receiving care in two health facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria. A pre-tested interviewer administered questionnaire was used to obtain information on respondent’s socio-demographic characteristics, contraceptive usage and level of satisfaction of modern contraceptive method. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22. Chi-square statistic was used to test associations between categorical variables at a level of statistical significance of 5%. The mean age of respondents was 37.0±8.5 years and about 87.0% were currently married. The current prevalence of contraceptive was 67.7%. Condom was the most currently preferred contraceptive method (54.0%), followed by injectable (12.2%) and oral pills (11.0%). About 83.1% was satisfied with their current method of contraception. The most cited reason by those who were not satisfied with their current contraceptive method irregular menses (30.0%). The factors that were significantly associated with contraceptive use were maternal age, marital status, type of marriage, level of education and parity decision (P < 0.05). High level of contraceptive uptake and satisfaction was observed in this study. However, irregular menses was a common complaint of those who were not satisfied with their current method. Family planning programme should be incorporated as a component part of care for women living with HIV and AIDS.
Contraceptive Use, HIV and AIDS, Ibadan
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Adenuga Faidat Adesola, Bakarey Adeleye Solomon, Titiloye Musibau Ayoade, Oladepo Oladimeji, Ngene Samuel Osobuchi, Contraceptive Use Among Women Living with HIV and AIDS Receiving Care at Secondary and Tertiary Health Care Facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 218-223. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20170506.16
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