We explored contraceptive decision-making among South African antenatal clinic attendees, fertility intent post-HIV diagnosis, and women's experiences at government health facilities. Data are from in-depth interviews with HIV negative and HIV positive women. We interviewed women in Zulu; interviews were recorded, transcribed, and translated. We conducted qualitative analyses of interviews. Women were the dominant decisionmakers about contraceptive use, whether they involved their partners or not. A majority of women obtained a contraceptive method at a government facility; however, several women were unable to attain sterilizations. Women were presented with limited contraceptive options and were not always able to access services.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)