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Satisfaction with the use of contraceptive methods among women from primary health care services in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil. 17(4):749-756 DOI 10.1590/1806-93042017000400008


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Journal Title: Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil

ISSN: 1519-3829 (Print); 1806-9304 (Online)

Publisher: Instituto Materno Infantil de Pernambuco

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Gynecology and obstetrics

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, English

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Ana Luiza Vilela Borges

Osmara Alves dos Santos

Karina Simão Araújo

Renata Ferreira Sena Gonçalves

Patricia Lima Ferreira Santa Rosa

Natália Castro de Nascimento


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Abstract Objectives: to assess satisfaction with the use of contraceptive methods among women attending primary health care services in São Paulo, Brazil. Methods: crosssectional study conducted with a sample of 668 women aged 1849 years, who were enrolled in 38 primary health care facilities in São Paulo city, Brazil, in 2015. Exclusion criteria were no sexual initiation, use of irreversible contraceptive methods for more than five years, pregnancy and no contraceptive method use. Data were analyzed using chisquare and multivariate logistic regression. Results: in general, women were satisfied with current contraceptive method (78.7%). The higher percentage of satisfaction was observed among IUD users (94.7%), and female and male sterilization users (93.5% and 91.7%, respectively). Withdrawal users were less satisfied (52.9%). Contraceptive method itself was the only factor associated with satisfaction. Barrier or traditional method users were less likely to be satisfied with their contraceptive methods than irreversible method users. Conclusions: long acting contraceptive method and irreversible method users were more satisfied with their contraceptive methods. Efforts should be undertaken in order to make these contraceptives available and accessible in primary health care facilities in Brazil.