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Availability and use of Contraceptive Implants in Jamaica: Results of a Medical Record Review and Provider Survey in Six Health Centers

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.554
Pages: 
114-21
Synopsis: 
Sub-dermal implants have few insertion complications and side-effects and are effective, but they are underutilized in Jamaica. Enhanced provider training and import in Jamaica may increase availability and utilization among women, leading to a long-term reduction in unintended pregnancy rates.

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Objective: The prevalence of sub-dermal contraceptive implant use in Jamaica is low despite growing international acceptance of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). We assessed the availability, effectiveness, side-effects and utilization of sub-dermal contraceptive implants, and described characteristics of users over a one-year period.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Jan, 2017

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Women in Barbados

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.286
Pages: 
154–8
Synopsis: 
Many women were at risk for an unplanned pregnancy. Awareness and use of the emergency contraceptive pill, however, is low with 43% of women 18 to 44 years of age aware of the method and only 14% had used it. 

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Accepted: 
08 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2015

Contraception and Induced Abortion in the West Indies: A Review

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DOI: 
564–70
Synopsis: 
This literature review about contraception and induced abortion in the West Indies shows quite a modest track of scientific records, poor knowledge of contraception, high estimated number of induced abortion and missing research on prevalence of abortion. Most islands have restrictive laws on abortion.

ABSTRACT

Background: Most islands in the West Indies do not have liberal laws on abortion, nor laws on pregnancy prevention programmes (contraception). We present results of a literature review about the attitude of healthcare providers and women toward (emergency) contraception and induced abortion, prevalence, methods and juridical aspects of induced abortion and prevention policies.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

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