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Contraceptive use and factors associated with postpartum surgical sterilization among HIV-infected women in Pune, India
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
The authors desire to better understand contraceptive practices and factors associated with surgical tubal ligation (STL) among HIV-infected women. Secondary data were obtained from HIV-infected women enrolled in a National Institutes of Health–funded clinical trial assessing the efficacy of extended-dose nevirapine given to breastfed infants at a government hospital in Pune, India, and were analyzed. The most common contraceptive methods adopted were abstinence (55%), followed by STL (34%). Having a living male child and being multigravida were directly associated with acceptance of STL. Thorough contraceptive counseling services are needed for HIV-infected women so that STL is not perceived to be protective against sexually transmitted diseases and HIV transmission.
Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Gupte N, Bhosale R, Sambarey P, Patil S, Sastry J, Bollinger R, Gupta A, Shankar A & The SWEN India Study Team. Contraceptive use and factors associated with postpartum surgical sterilization among HIV-infected women in Pune, India. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services. 2015;14(3):21 Aug [Epub ahead of print] DOI:10.1080/15381501.2014.946548