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Use of long‐acting reversible contraception in a cluster‐random sample of female sex workers in Kenya

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OBJECTIVE: To assess correlates of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use, and explore patterns of LARC use among female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya. METHODS: Baseline cross-sectional data were collected between September 2016 and May 2017 in a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Mombasa. Eligibility criteria included current sex work, age 16-34 years, not pregnant, and not planning pregnancy. Peer educators recruited FSWs from randomly selected sex-work venues. Multiple logistic regression identified correlates of LARC use. Prevalence estimates were weighted to adjust for variation in FSW numbers recruited across venues. RESULTS: Among 879 participants, the prevalence of contraceptive use was 22.6% for implants and 1.6% for intra-uterine devices (IUDs). LARC use was independently associated with previous pregnancy (adjusted odds ratio for one pregnancy, 11.4; 95% confidence interval, 4.25-30.8), positive attitude to and better knowledge of family planning, younger age, and lower education. High rates of adverse effects were reported for all methods. CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that implant use has increased among FSWs in Kenya. Unintended pregnancy risks remain high and IUD use is negligible. Although LARC rates are encouraging, further intervention is required to improve both uptake (particularly of IUDs) and greater access to family planning services.
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Medicine

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Ampt, Frances H. et al. “Use of Long‐acting Reversible Contraception in a Cluster‐random Sample of Female Sex Workers in Kenya.” International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (2019): n. pag. Print.
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Ampt, F. H., Lim, M. S. C., Agius, P. A., Chersich, M., Manguro, G., Gichuki, C. M., Stoové, M., et al. (2019). Use of long‐acting reversible contraception in a cluster‐random sample of female sex workers in Kenya. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.
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Ampt, Frances H., Megan S.C. Lim, Paul A. Agius, Matthew Chersich, Griffins Manguro, Caroline M. Gichuki, Mark Stoové, et al. 2019. “Use of Long‐acting Reversible Contraception in a Cluster‐random Sample of Female Sex Workers in Kenya.” International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.
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Ampt, Frances H., Megan S.C. Lim, Paul A. Agius, Matthew Chersich, Griffins Manguro, Caroline M. Gichuki, Mark Stoové, Marleen Temmerman, Walter Jaoko, Margaret Hellard, Peter Gichangi, and Stanley Lüchters. 2019. “Use of Long‐acting Reversible Contraception in a Cluster‐random Sample of Female Sex Workers in Kenya.” International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.
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Ampt FH, Lim MSC, Agius PA, Chersich M, Manguro G, Gichuki CM, et al. Use of long‐acting reversible contraception in a cluster‐random sample of female sex workers in Kenya. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2019;
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F. H. Ampt et al., “Use of long‐acting reversible contraception in a cluster‐random sample of female sex workers in Kenya,” International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 2019.
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: 
To assess correlates of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use, and explore patterns of LARC use among female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya.
METHODS: 
Baseline cross-sectional data were collected between September 2016 and May 2017 in a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Mombasa. Eligibility criteria included current sex work, age 16-34 years, not pregnant, and not planning pregnancy. Peer educators recruited FSWs from randomly selected sex-work venues. Multiple logistic regression identified correlates of LARC use. Prevalence estimates were weighted to adjust for variation in FSW numbers recruited across venues.
RESULTS: 
Among 879 participants, the prevalence of contraceptive use was 22.6% for implants and 1.6% for intra-uterine devices (IUDs). LARC use was independently associated with previous pregnancy (adjusted odds ratio for one pregnancy, 11.4; 95% confidence interval, 4.25-30.8), positive attitude to and better knowledge of family planning, younger age, and lower education. High rates of adverse effects were reported for all methods.
CONCLUSION: 
The findings suggest that implant use has increased among FSWs in Kenya. Unintended pregnancy risks remain high and IUD use is negligible. Although LARC rates are encouraging, further intervention is required to improve both uptake (particularly of IUDs) and greater access to family planning services.},
  author       = {Ampt, Frances H. and Lim, Megan S.C. and Agius, Paul A. and Chersich, Matthew and Manguro, Griffins and Gichuki, Caroline M. and Stoové, Mark and Temmerman, Marleen and Jaoko, Walter and Hellard, Margaret and Gichangi, Peter and Lüchters, Stanley},
  issn         = {0020-7292},
  journal      = {International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
  keywords     = {Obstetrics and Gynaecology,General Medicine},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Use of long‐acting reversible contraception in a cluster‐random sample of female sex workers in Kenya},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.12862},
  year         = {2019},
}

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