Experiences of women of child bearing age regarding the provision of implanon contraceptive device in North West Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Ramavhoya, Irene Thifhelimbilu
dc.contributor.coadvisor Peu, Mmapheko Doriccah
dc.contributor.postgraduate Motlhokodi, Modiegi Dorah
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-14T07:19:53Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-14T07:19:53Z
dc.date.created 2022-04
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description Dissertation (MSc)--University of Pretoria, 2021. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The World Health Organisation has stated that millions of women in developing countries who are of an age to use contraceptives and who do not wish to fall pregnant are not utilising current and recent family planning contraceptive methods. It was reported that common reasons for women not using such contraceptives included problems such as traveling to other healthcare facilities or a shortage of supplies. One of the modern contraceptive methods is Implanon, which is highly effective but poorly utilised. Aim: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of women of childbearing age relating to the provision of the Implanon contraceptive device. Methods: Exploratory, descriptive and phenomenological qualitative research method was conducted to explore the experiences of the participants when it came to the provision of Implanon contraceptive device at primary health care facilities. The population was the women who were using Implanon contraceptive device as a method of birth control and those who had removed the device before the stipulated date of three years. A non-probability convenience-sampling method was used to choose women of childbearing age for this study. The Colaizzi method of analysis was chosen, which assisted the researcher in unfolding the essential experiences by women of childbearing age regarding the provision of Implanon at primary health care facilities.Results: Six themes and sub themes emerged from the current study. Few participants had used the Implanon contraceptive devices for 3 years, with the majority removing it before time because of side effects. Most of the participants indicated that they were poorly informed about how the method worked. They had learned about the method by reading and from discussions with friends and family members. Conclusion: Poor effective pre- and post-counselling, eligibility screening, intolerable side effects of the Implanon contraceptive device and their poor management are regarded as factors contributing to the early discontinuation and reduced uptake of the method by women of childbearing age. The specific and effective training of healthcare providers regarding the Implanon contraceptive device is required. The Implanon contraceptive device guideline per endorsement is needed to enhance the quality of information gathered from women of childbearing age during the pre-counselling session. en_ZA
dc.description.availability Unrestricted en_ZA
dc.description.degree MSc en_ZA
dc.description.department Nursing Science en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation * en_ZA
dc.identifier.other A2022 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/83046
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
dc.rights © 2019 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.
dc.subject Contraceptive device-Implanon-Women-North West Province en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title Experiences of women of child bearing age regarding the provision of implanon contraceptive device in North West Province en_ZA
dc.type Dissertation en_ZA


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