Theresa Hatzell Hoke

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the validity of women's reports of recent unprotected sex by testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in vaginal samples. STUDY DESIGN The authors conducted prospective research with 332 female sex workers attending 2 public dispensaries in Madagascar. RESULTS Among women who reported no sex or(More)
INTRODUCTION Injectable contraceptives are now the most popular contraceptive methods in sub-Saharan Africa. Injectables have not been an option for African women lacking convenient access to health facilities, however, since very few family planning programmes permit community-based distribution (CBD) of injectables by non-medically trained workers.(More)
BACKGROUND The prevention of unintended pregnancies among HIV positive women is a neglected strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Women who want to avoid unintended pregnancies can do this by using a modern contraceptive method. Contraceptive choice, in particular the use of long acting and permanent methods (LAPMs), is poorly understood among(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether individual clinic-based counselling as a supplement to peer education for male and female condom promotion leads to greater use of protection and lower STI prevalence among sex workers in Madagascar already exposed to intensive male condom promotion. METHODS In two public dispensaries in Madagascar, a total of 901 sex workers(More)
INTRODUCTION Increasing access to contraception among women who enter the health system for HIV care is crucial to help them achieve their fertility intentions and reduce vertical transmission of HIV. Identifying intervention strategies that contribute to effective family planning/HIV service integration and synthesizing lessons for future integration(More)
BACKGROUND The measure of unmet need relies on women's reported fertility desires; previous research has demonstrated that fertility desires may be fluid and not firm. STUDY DESIGN Our study uses recently collected longitudinal data from four cities in Uttar Pradesh, India, to examine whether women's fertility desires and family planning (FP) use at(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about pregnancy rates among sex workers (SWs) or the factors that predispose SWs to this risk. We aimed to estimate the pregnancy incidence rate among Madagascar SWs participating in an intervention trial promoting use of male and female condoms and assess the influence of various predictive factors on pregnancy risk. METHODS(More)
We followed 1000 sex workers in Madagascar for 18 months to assess whether adding female condoms to male condom distribution led to increased protection levels and decreased sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For months 1-6, participants had access to male condoms only; in the final 12 months, they had access to male and female condoms. We interviewed(More)
214 Theresa Hoke is scientist II, Aurélie Brunie is scientist I, Kirsten Krueger is senior technical officer and Crystal Dreisbach was, at the time this article was written, a technical officer, all at FHI 360. Angela Akol is country director at FHI 360/Uganda. Ny Lovaniaina Rabenja was, at the time this article was written, a program officer at FHI(More)
Research on the determinants of condom use and condom non-use generally has relied on self-reported data with questionable validity. We identified predictors of recent, unprotected sex among 331 female sex workers in Madagascar using two outcome measures: self-reports of unprotected sex within the past 48 h and detection of prostate-specific antigen (PSA),(More)