Reaching New Users
According to preliminary findings from small study in Madagascar, one-third of new hormonal IUD users reported that they would have chosen a traditional method or no method at all had a hormonal IUD not been available on the day of service.
Why Women Choose the Hormonal IUD
38% of women with an unmet need for modern contraception have used a modern method of contraception in the past but have chosen to discontinue use. Most women who discontinue for reasons other than wanting a child or no longer needing contraception report that they do so due to “method-related concerns”, primarily side effects. Medicines360 believes it is vital to make all modern methods of contraception available to women in low- and middle-income countries to give women the choice of the best contraceptive option for them.
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