Identifying Method-Related Factors Associated with Contraceptive Discontinuation in Ghana
Sarah Rominski of the University of Michigan in the U.S. will conduct longitudinal surveys of women who seek contraception to identify factors associated with satisfaction and particularly with discontinuation, which is common in Ghana. Understanding the reasons women stop using specific contraceptives is important for developing more effective new methods. These reasons may include whether a woman's preference for a specific contraceptive led to them being offered that at the family planning clinic. They will recruit women who attended three clinics in two large cities in Ghana for the survey, which will be conducted at three, six, nine and twelve months post contraceptive selection. Participants will be sent reminders and offered incentives for taking part.