Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of Self-injection of Subcutaneous Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) in Senegal: A Prospective Cohort Study

by Jane Cover, Maymouna Ba, Jeanette Lim et al.
Contraception (2017)

26 pp. 539 kB

Expanding contraceptive options through self-injection may improve access and confidentiality. There are few published studies on contraceptive self-injection in sub-Saharan Africa and none in West Africa, a region with high unmet need. This study was performed to assess feasibility of subcutaneous DMPA self-injection in Senegal. These first research results on contraceptive self-injection in West Africa indicate initial feasibility and acceptability of the practice. Results underscore the importance of designing self-injection programs that empower and support women, including those with limited education.

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