Postpartum Family Planning Service Provision in Durban, South Africa: Client and Provider Perspectives

Heather M. Marlow, Suzanne Maman, Dhayendre Moodley, Siân Curtis

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Abstract

Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa have found that health facility factors influence client contraceptive use. We sought to understand how client-provider interactions, discussions of side effects, and HIV status influence women's contraceptive use postpartum. We conducted in-depth interviews with eight HIV negative clients and six HIV positive clients in Zulu, and with five nurses in English. Interviews were translated and transcribed into English. We created a codebook and coded all transcripts. Nurses and clients reported limited time to discuss contraception, side effects, and HIV. Nurses did not comply with national contraceptive policies and created unnecessary barriers to contraceptive use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-199
Number of pages25
JournalHealth care for women international
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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