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Table 3 Reported disposal methods in Uganda and Malawi, among those who had disposed of at least one unit by the time of the interview

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

  Returned to health worker Latrine Other
Uganda (n = 34)
 Adolescentsa 7 7 1 (sharps box at work)
 Adults 15 5 1 (neighbor’s house)
 Totala 22 12 2
Malawi (n = 23)
 Adolescents 6 8 0
 Adults 3 5 1 (buried in rubbish pit)
 Total 9 13 1
  1. aTwo adolescents disposed units in multiple ways (e.g., returned 1 to health worker and disposed 1 in latrine)