Yilkal and Ambaye

CANCELLED :: 06 Discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods and associated factors among women in health facilities of Bahir Dar City, North West Ethiopia, 2021

May 5, 2022 @ 03:00 – 03:50 UTC Timezone
Room C - BBB

Speakers: Yilkal Dagnaw Melesse and Ambaye Minayehu Zegeye

Facilitator: Paola Wilkin

Introduction: Discontinuation of these methods exposes a woman to unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and unplanned births. Despite the improvement in the availability and utilization of these methods, discontinuation is becoming high. Methods: health facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 415 participants and data entry and analysis were done. A P-value of less than 0.05 was considered a statistically significant factor for discontinuation.

Results: The overall proportion of discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraceptives was 66.3% (95% CI:61.42-69.13).No formal education (AOR=.49; 95% CI:0.30-0.82), primary school education (AOR=.39; 95% CI:0.18-0.81), desire for pregnancy(AOR=2.57; 95% CI:1.64-4.02), past history of modern contraceptive utilization (AOR=2.01; 95% CI:1.19-3.38), lack of counseling about benefits (AOR=1.68; 95% CI:1.08-2.62) and side effects (AOR=1.95; 95 CI:1.21-3.16) were the associated factors for discontinuation.

Conclusion: The overall discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraceptives was high. Education, the desire for pregnancy, past history of utilization, lack of counselling, and side effects were factors for discontinuation.