Contraceptive Use and Factors Associated With Postpartum Surgical Sterilization Among HIV-Infected Women in Pune, India

The SWEN India Study Team

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Abstract

The authors desire to better understand contraceptive practices and factors associated with surgical tubal ligation (STL) among HIV-infected women. Secondary data were obtained from HIV-infected women enrolled in a National Institutes of Health–funded clinical trial assessing the efficacy of extended-dose nevirapine given to breastfed infants at a government hospital in Pune, India, and were analyzed. The most common contraceptive methods adopted were abstinence (55%), followed by STL (34%). Having a living male child and being multigravida were directly associated with acceptance of STL. Thorough contraceptive counseling services are needed for HIV-infected women so that STL is not perceived to be protective against sexually transmitted diseases and HIV transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-370
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015

Keywords

  • HIV
  • STD
  • contraceptive
  • counseling
  • surgical tubal ligation
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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