Injectable contraceptive discontinuation and subsequent unintended pregnancy among low-income women.

@article{Davidson1997InjectableCD,
  title={Injectable contraceptive discontinuation and subsequent unintended pregnancy among low-income women.},
  author={Anne Davidson and Debra S. Kalmuss and Linda F Cushman and Diana Romero and Stephen Heartwell and M C Rulin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={87 9},
  pages={1532-4}
}
OBJECTIVES This study investigated rates of discontinuation of the recently introduced injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and postdiscontinuation rates of unprotected intercourse and unintended pregnancy. METHODS A sample of 402 low-income, urban, minority women were interviewed when they initiated DMPA use and 12 months later. RESULTS The 12-month life-table discontinuation rate was 58%, with half of the discontinuers stopping after only one injection… CONTINUE READING

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