HIV status and postpartum contraceptive use in an antenatal population in Durban, South Africa

This study examined contraceptive use and dual protection in the postpartum period in a Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) population and whether it varied by HIV status. Pregnant participants were recruited from a government clinic in an urban township and the analytic sample was 821. Following enrollment, participants were tested for HIV and administered a questionnaire at baseline and 14 weeks postpartum. The study concluded that HIV positive status may be a motivating factor for women to use condoms and dual protection.
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Year Published/Updated: 2015

Author(s): Marlow, Heather, Suzanne Maman, Dhayendre Moodley, Sian Curtis, Luz McNaughton Reyes