Objective: To document our experience on the use of
Jadelle/Implanon contraceptives that was recently introduced into Ahmadu Bello
University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, Nigeria. It is pertinent to
generate data on the experiences in the use of this contraceptive in a cross
sectional study within Zaria, Northern Nigeria. Method: Data on consecutive
clients that accepted Jadelle/ Implanon from June 2009 to November 2013 at
ABUTH were extracted from their cards and analyzed using SPSS version 17. Out
of a total of 11,502 clients that were for contraception during the period
under review, 798 accepted Jadelle/Implanon accounting for 7% of the total
clients. All the clients were married. About 67.8% were Muslims while 27.2%
were Christians and 5% belong to other sect. 4140 (36%) had tertiary education.
Most of the client has been on one form of modern contraception; only 16% were
first time users who accepted implant after counselling. 37% of
the clients are full time housewives. The discontinuation rate was found
to be 26% for Jadelle and 19% for Implanon. No pregnancy was recorded
during this period. Conclusion: Jadelle/Implanon account for 7% of contractive
uptake and a high discontinuation rate was found among the users.
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Madugu, N. , Abdul, M. , Bawa, U. and Kolawole, B. (2015) Uptake of Hormonal Implants Contraceptive in Zaria, Northern Nigeria. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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