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Patterns and determinants of contraceptive discontinuations and the role of emergency contraception

Grant number: 14/02447-5
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2015 - December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Public Health Nursing
Principal Investigator:Ana Luiza Vilela Borges
Grantee:Ana Luiza Vilela Borges
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem (EE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Use of modern contraceptive methods by the majority of Brazilian women did not reduce the occurrence of unintended pregnancies, abortions or maternal deaths as expected, which means that it might be an irregular and discontinuous use. Differently from the majority of countries where it also happens, we face a lack of information on contraceptive dynamics. Considering that inconsistencies in the use of contraceptive methods are quite common, it is necessary to measure why and when women stop using a method despite they are willing to get pregnant; or switch to a method not necessarily more efficient. In order to fully understand contraceptive choices and practices, it is crucial to investigate the components of contraceptive dynamics far beyond its prevalence rate. So, our purpose is to investigate patterns and determinants of contraceptive discontinuities, which are failures, interruptions and switches. We will conduct a retrospective longitudinal quantitative study with probabilistic sample of 18-49 year old women enrolled in Primary Health Care facilities in Sao Paulo city, Brazil. They will answer the Contraceptive Calendar questionnaire that has been largely used in Demographic and Health Surveys over 80 countries in the world. (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
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ANA LUIZA VILELA BORGES; CHRISTIANE BORGES DO NASCIMENTO CHOFAKIAN; OSMARA ALVES VIANA; EVELINE DO AMOR DIVINO. Descontinuidades contraceptivas no uso do contraceptivo hormonal oral, injetável e do preservativo masculino. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 37, n. 2, . (14/02447-5)
VILELA BORGES, ANA LUIZA; MOREAU, CAROLINE; BURKE, ANNE; DOS SANTOS, OSMARA ALVES; CHOFAKIAN, CHRISTIANE BORGES. Women's reproductive health knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to the Zika virus outbreak in northeast Brazil. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 1, . (14/02447-5)
CHRISTIANE BORGES DO NASCIMENTO CHOFAKIAN; OSMARA ALVES VIANA; EVELINE DO AMOR DIVINO; ANA LUIZA VILELA BORGES. Dinâmica contraceptiva antes e após o uso da anticoncepção de emergência: descontinuidades contraceptivas e bridging. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 37, n. 12, . (14/02447-5)
ANA LUIZA VILELA BORGES; KARINA SIMÃO ARAÚJO; OSMARA ALVES DOS SANTOS; RENATA FERREIRA SENA GONÇALVES; ELIZABETH FUJIMORI; EVELINE DO AMOR DIVINO. Conhecimento e interesse em usar o dispositivo intrauterino entre mulheres usuárias de unidades de saúde. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, v. 28, . (14/02447-5)
ANA LUIZA VILELA BORGES; CAROLINA CAVALCANTE DA SILVA ALE; CHRISTIANE BORGES DO NASCIMENTO CHOFAKIAN; OSMARA ALVES VIANA; EVELINE DO AMOR DIVINO; ELIZABETH FUJIMORI. Fatores associados à descontinuidade no uso de métodos contraceptivos após a vivência de um abortamento. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm., v. 43, . (14/02447-5)

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