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Type Journal Article - African Journal of Reproductive Health
Title Exploring contraceptive knowledge and use among women experiencing induced abortion in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana
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Volume 15
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 0-0
URL http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/viewFile/67855/55949
Abstract
Using a qualitative research methodology, twenty-four semi-structured interviews were conducted with women with induced abortion experiences at Korle Bu and Tema Hospitals in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. Results suggest that these women tended not to have knowledge of contraceptive methods prior to the abortion, while others were informed but failed to use for a variety of reasons ranging from rumours of side effects to personal negative experiences with modern contraceptive methods. A few women also stated contraceptive failure as a reason for their unintended pregnancies that were later aborted. Peer and reproductive health education must be reinforced in communities in the Greater Accra Region to curb adolescents engaging in early sex and should challenge the existing rumours associated with contraception in Ghana. In addition, family planning services in terms of appropriate methods with no side effects must be made available to women in the reproductive ages

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Biney, Adriana. "Exploring contraceptive knowledge and use among women experiencing induced abortion in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana." African Journal of Reproductive Health 15, no. 1 (2011): 0-0.
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