Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Provision of injectable contraceptives in Ethiopia through community-based reproductive health agents

Ndola Prata, Amanuel Gessessew, Alice Cartwright & Ashley Fraser

Volume 89, Number 8, August 2011, 556-564

Table 4. Contraceptive methods discussed by provider with surveyed women due to receive injection of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and preferred point of service, by provider type, Ethiopia, 2008–2009

Characteristic 13 week questionnaire
6 month questionnaire
HEW clients (%)
CBRHA clients (%)
P HEW clients (%)
CBRHA clients (%)
P
(n = 398) (n = 526) (n = 286) (n = 498)
Other family planning methods discussed
Condoms 25.9 26.8 0.76 25.4 34.1 0.01
OCP 85.6 82.8 0.27 73.6 78.3 0.14
Implants 51.1 42.5 0.01 64.8 54.1 < 0.01
IUD 7.0 10.6 0.06 10.6 8.9 0.44
Sterilization 3.7 7.9 0.01 7.4 14.9 < 0.01
Preferred point of service
Health post 48.8 2.9 < 0.01 43.4 2.4 < 0.01
Client’s home 47.4 85.7 < 0.01 51.6 84.2 < 0.01
CBRHA’s home 3.8 11.4 < 0.01 5.0 13.4 < 0.01
Difficulty getting to clinic for family planning 44.4 48.6 0.22 44.3 48.5 0.26

CBRHA, community-based reproductive health agent; HEW, health extension workers; IUD, intrauterine device; OCP, oral contraceptive pill.