Fertility Intent and Contraceptive Decision-Making Among HIV Positive and Negative Antenatal Clinic Attendees in Durban, South Africa

Heather M. Marlow, Suzanne Maman, Allison K. Groves, Dhayendre Moodley

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-358
Number of pages17
JournalHealth care for women international
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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