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Getting closer to people: family planning provision by drug shops in Uganda.

Akol A, Chin-Quee D, Wamala-Mucheri P, Namwebya JH, Mercer SJ, Stanback J - Glob Health Sci Pract (2014)

Bottom Line: Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice for which more information is needed to fully document implementation experience and impact.The large majority (89%) were continuing family planning users.Drug shops can be a viable and convenient source of short-acting contraceptive methods, including DMPA, serving as a complement to government services.

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Affiliation: FHI 360 Uganda, Kampala, Uganda aakol@fhi360.org.

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Client Method Choice at Drug Shops for New and Continuing Users, Selected Districts of Uganda, N = 585
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f01: Client Method Choice at Drug Shops for New and Continuing Users, Selected Districts of Uganda, N = 585

Mentions: About 11% of all interviewed drug shop clients were new family planning clients (Table 3). Most (79%) of the drug shop clients were using DMPA while 10% were using oral contraceptives and 11% were using condoms. The trend was similar among new family planning clients, with 79% choosing DMPA, and 9.7% each for condoms and pills (Figure 1).


Getting closer to people: family planning provision by drug shops in Uganda.

Akol A, Chin-Quee D, Wamala-Mucheri P, Namwebya JH, Mercer SJ, Stanback J - Glob Health Sci Pract (2014)

Client Method Choice at Drug Shops for New and Continuing Users, Selected Districts of Uganda, N = 585
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4307862&req=5

f01: Client Method Choice at Drug Shops for New and Continuing Users, Selected Districts of Uganda, N = 585
Mentions: About 11% of all interviewed drug shop clients were new family planning clients (Table 3). Most (79%) of the drug shop clients were using DMPA while 10% were using oral contraceptives and 11% were using condoms. The trend was similar among new family planning clients, with 79% choosing DMPA, and 9.7% each for condoms and pills (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice for which more information is needed to fully document implementation experience and impact.The large majority (89%) were continuing family planning users.Drug shops can be a viable and convenient source of short-acting contraceptive methods, including DMPA, serving as a complement to government services.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: FHI 360 Uganda, Kampala, Uganda aakol@fhi360.org.

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Related in: MedlinePlus