Contraceptive use and factors associated with postpartum surgical sterilization among HIV-infected women in Pune, India

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2015-08-21
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Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
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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.
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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
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BJGMC, Pune, India