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Table 2 Family planning experience among study participants in Uganda (2019) and Malawi (2019)

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

  Uganda Malawi
Adolescents
n = 23
n (%)
Adults
n = 27
n (%)
Total
N = 50
n (%)
Adolescents
n = 28
n (%)
Adults
n = 32
n (%)
Total
N = 60
n (%)
Used FP prior to being trained in DMPA-SC self-injection 12 (52) 25 (93) 37 (74) 22 (79) 29 (91) 51 (85)
Previous use of DMPA
 DMPA-IM 3 (13) 18 (67) 21 (42) 18 (64) 28 (88) 46 (77)
 Health worker administered DMPA-SC 2 (9) 5 (19) 7 (14) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Other FP use prior to self-injection traininga, b
 No method 11 2 13 6 3 9
 Oral contraceptives 1 7 8 0 5 5
 Implant 0 6 6 1 5 6
 Intrauterine device (IUD) 0 2 2 0 1 1
 Condoms 8 8 16 5 4 9
 Other methods (withdrawal, standard days methods, lactational amenorrhea, other traditional) 4 3 7 0 1 1
Trained to self-inject by:
 Community health worker 20 (87) 14 (52) 34 (68) 23 (82) 26 (81) 49 (82)
 Clinic-based provider 3 (13) 13 (48) 16 (32) 5 (18) 6 (19) 11 (18)
Has used DMPA-SC covertly 19 (83) 10 (37) 29 (58) 2 (7) 4 (13) 6 (10)
  1. aParticipants could have listed more than one method
  2. bBecause use of other FP methods was not systematically asked of all participants, percentages are not displayed