Contraceptive usage in women requesting emergency contraception in Swaziland

Sonubi, S. A., & Nkombua, L. (2015). Contraceptive usage in women requesting emergency contraception in Swaziland. South African Family Practice, 1-4.

Reasons given for not using contraception previously ranged from medical conditions to not being sexually active. Widely used contraceptives are male condoms, injectable hormones and combined oral contraceptives while the least popular are implants, and post-coital pills. Knowledge of contraceptives came mainly from the health facilities, peers and mass media while parents are the least consulted sources. A high percentage (97%) are aware of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and that male and female condoms are the best forms of protection against STDs. Demographic and socio-economic variables are not significantly related to the use of contraceptives.

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