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Author: Catherine Packer


Adolescent and covert family planning users’ experiences self-injecting contraception in Uganda and Malawi: implications for waste disposal of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate

Self-administered subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) is poised to increase access to contraception; however, governments are concerned about the waste management of used units. Self-injectors in Malawi and Uganda are currently instructed to store used units in containers and return them to health workers for disposal. However, this may not be feasible in low-resource settings, especially for younger or covert self-injectors. We describe adolescent (15–19 years) and adult (20–49 years) self-injectors’ disposal experiences in Uganda and Malawi. When possible, we compare covert and overt users’ experiences.

Institutional Author(s): FHI 360
Individual Author(s): Holly M Burke, Catherine Packer, Laura Wando, Symon Peter Wandiembe, Nelson Muwereza, Subarna Pradhan, Akuzike Zingani, Bagrey Ngwira
Publication date: August, 2020

Journal Article Adolescent and covert family planning users’ experiences self-injecting contraception in Uganda and Malawi: implications for waste disposal of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate

Observational study of the acceptability of Sayana® Press among intramuscular DMPA users in Uganda and Senegal

This study measured acceptability of DMPA-SC (Sayana® Press) among intramuscular DMPA (DMPA-IM) users. Current DMPA-IM users in Senegal and Uganda accepted DMPA-SC, and most preferred DMPA-SC over DMPA-IM. DMPA-SC can be safely introduced into family planning programs and administered by trained community health workers, with expectation of client uptake.

Contraception. 2014. May;89(5):361-7. Epub 2014 Feb 6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2014.01.022

 

 

Institutional Author(s): FHI 360
Individual Author(s): Holly M Burke, Monique P. Mueller, Brian Perry, Catherine Packer, Leonard Bufumbo, Daouda Mbengue, Ibrahima Mall, Bocar Mamadou Daff, Anthony K Mbonye
Publication date: February, 2014

Journal Article Observational study of the acceptability of Sayana® Press among intramuscular DMPA users in Uganda and Senegal