Uptake of family planning methods and unplanned pregnancies among HIV-infected individuals: a cross-sectional survey among clients at HIV clinics in Uganda

TitleUptake of family planning methods and unplanned pregnancies among HIV-infected individuals: a cross-sectional survey among clients at HIV clinics in Uganda
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWanyenze, RK, Tumwesigye, NM, Kindyomunda, R, Beyeza-Kashesya, J, Atuyambe, L, Kansiime, A, Neema, S, Ssali, F, Akol, Z, Mirembe, F
JournalJournal of the International AIDS Society
Volume14
Issue1
Pagination35
Date Published2011
ISSN1758-2652
DOI10.1186/1758-2652-14-35
Short TitleJ Int AIDS SocJournal of the International AIDS Society
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Prevention of unplanned pregnancies among HIV-infected individuals is critical to the prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT), but its potential has not been fully utilized by PMTCT programmes. The uptake of family planning methods among women in Uganda is low, with current use of family planning methods estimated at 24%, but available data has not been disaggregated by HIV status. The aim of this study was to assess the utilization of family planning and unintended pregnancies among HIV-infected people in Uganda.

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