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Do contraceptives make beauty last?

By Violet Nabatanzi

Added 30th October 2019 07:22 PM

The study also reveals that the majority of women had negative attitudes towards contraception but use it anyway.

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The study also reveals that the majority of women had negative attitudes towards contraception but use it anyway.

 
Over 60% of Ugandan women believe that using contraceptives makes their beauty last longer, a new study by Makerere University School of Public Health has revealed.
 
The study also reveals that the majority of women had negative attitudes towards contraception but use it anyway. 
 
"This reflects the belief that they are doing something that they don’t think is healthy, and this belief likely contributes to low use and high discontinuation," the study says.
 
The Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) Round Six Panel Survey 2019 found out that women believe that when one uses contraceptives, they will not have many children, thus keeping their beauty.
 
The study was done in 110 villages in all regions of Uganda and targeted 4,478 women.
 
It followed a Family Planning summit in London, where countries made commitments to increase the availability of family planning services, especially contraceptive methods for both men and women who wish to use them.
 
"Over 88% of women agree that if you use contraceptives, you can have sex without worrying about pregnancy. Differences between users and non-users are not statistically significant."
 
A survey showed that the commonest methods embraced by women were injectables.
 
Presenting the findings in Kampala Dr. Simon Peter Kibira said they found out that the reason women preferred injectable methods was that it is used without the partner's knowledge.
 
Prof. Fredrick Makumbi, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics-School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, and Makerere University said some of the women wanted to minimize family size.
 
The study also showed that for every 100 women interviewed, 12 had stopped using contraceptives because of side effects and lack of partner support.
 
While some of them had discontinued contraception because it was time for them to become pregnant, others discontinued because they lacked family planning commodities.
 
Dr. Charles Olaro, the director-general of health services was concerned that some regions such as Karamoja and West Nile are still lagging behind compared to southwestern regions and Kampala.
 
 

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