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Factors Associated with Delayed Contraceptive Implant Removal in Ethiopia

Citation

Costenbader, Elizabeth; Cartwright, Alice F.; McDowell, Misti; Assefa, Berhane; Tejeji, Meza Yirga; & Tenaw, Eskindir (2020). Factors Associated with Delayed Contraceptive Implant Removal in Ethiopia. Global Health: Science and Practice, 8(3), 455-65. PMCID: PMC7541119

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In 2009, the Government of Ethiopia initiated the implant scale-up initiative, which expanded contraceptive access by training health extension workers (HEWs) to insert single-rod etonogestrel contraceptive implants (Implanon) at rural health posts. Removals were provided by referrals to higher levels of the health system. However, little was known about whether women were getting their implants removed at the recommended 3-year postinsertion date or what barriers they faced to removal.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/ghsp-d-20-00135

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Global Health: Science and Practice

Author(s)

Costenbader, Elizabeth
Cartwright, Alice F.
McDowell, Misti
Assefa, Berhane
Tejeji, Meza Yirga
Tenaw, Eskindir

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

8

Issue Number

3

Pages

455-65

PMCID

PMC7541119

Reference ID

13242