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Table 2 Occurrence of SRH risks and use of SRH commodities and services

From: Sexual and reproductive health services utilization by female sex workers is context-specific: results from a cross-sectional survey in India, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa

  RDS-Adjusted %
  Durban Tete Mombasa Mysore
Currently using contraceptionb N = 381 N = 244 N = 388 N = 381
 Yes 91.3 86.2 98.4 95.8
Main contraception method usedc N = 346 N = 212 371 373
 Injectable contraceptives 29.7 42.8 25.9 0.0
 Oral contraceptives 3.2 33.3 6.4 0.6
 IUD 0.1 2.4 0.8 1.0
 Implant 0.0 3.5 33.0 0.3
 Condom 63.7 17.0 33.3 10.0
 Female sterilization 3.2 0.9 0.6 88.2
Currently using a non-barrier modern contraceptive methodb N = 378 N = 244 N = 379 N = 379
 Yes 33.4 70.6 65.6 85.1
Ever used emergency contraception N = 389 N = 298 N = 400 N = 455
 Yes 27.9 13.4 38.1 2.4
Unwanted pregnancy in the last five years N = 394 N = 301 N = 345 N = 458
 Yes 37.6 7.5 30.6 8.0
Action taken for unwanted pregnancyd N = 150 N = 19 N = 122 N = 43
 Went to a health facility for an abortion 15.0 (35.9)a 21.9 (93.7)a
 Kept the pregnancy 81.2 (64.1)a 70.8 (6.3)a
 Went elsewhere for an abortion 3.8 (0.0) a 7.3 (0.0)a
Ever tested for cervical cancer N = 400 N = 304 N = 399 N = 458
 Yes 29.0 0.0 14.4 11.5
Ever tested for cervical cancere N = 124 N = 144 N = 122 N = 337
 Yes 43.8 0.0 21.1 13.6
Forced sex in the past 12 months N = 393 N = 264 N = 399 N = 458
 Yes 36.3 13.5 14.9 7.1
Condom use at last forced sex incidentf N = 129 N = 38 N = 63 N = 39
 Yes 47.5 (20.4)a 26.2 (38.5)a
Sought medical care for last forced sex incidentf N = 121 N = 40 N = 62 N = 41
 Yes 38.8 (40.2)a 34.4 (51.9)a
Used all services she neededg N = 393 N = 272 N = 391 N = 428
 Yes 19.4 32.7 40.9 25.7
  1. aBootstrap analysis was not possible because of too few observations in some categories. A weighted proportion was calculated instead
  2. bN: Excludes FSWs who reported they wanted to get pregnant, were pregnant or were infertile
  3. cN: Currently using contraception = Yes
  4. dN: Unwanted pregnancy in the last five years = Yes
  5. eN: Age > =30 years
  6. fN: Forced sex in the past 12 months = Yes
  7. gN: Was in need of at least one SRH service