Inoue, K and Kelly, M and Barratt, A and Bateson, D and Rutherford, A and Black, KI and Stewart, M and Richters, J, Australian women's experiences of the subdermal contraceptive implant: A qualitative perspective, Australian Family Physician, 45, (10) pp. 734-739. ISSN 0300-8495 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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Official URL: http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2016/october/australia...
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to describe women's nuanced responses, and characterise their multidimensional and complex reasons for (dis)continuing use of the contraceptive implant.
Method: A descriptive qualitative approach was used for this study. A larger qualitative study using in-depth, open-ended interviews, conducted in New South Wales between 2012 and 2013 with 94 women aged 16-49 years who had used contraception, included 10 interviews containing accounts of implant use. The 10 interviews were analysed thematically in the present study.
Results: The three main themes analysed from the 10 interviews were perceived benefits, undesirable experiences and perseverance.
Discussion: The participants were well informed about the benefits of the implant. Many persevered with it for a significant period of time before discontinuing it, despite experiencing side effects such as bleeding or mood changes. A decision to discontinue was often only made after an accumulation of multiple side effects.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||contraceptive implant, Australian women|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Health services and systems not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Inoue, K (Dr Kumiyo Inoue)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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