TABLE 4.

Information Women Reported Receiving From Provider at the Time of Insertion of Hormonal Intrauterine System or Copper-containing Intrauterine Device in Kenya and Zambia

KenyaZambia
Hormonal IUS Adopters (N=182) No. (%)Copper IUD Adopters (N=87) No. (%)Hormonal IUS Adopters (N=40) No. (%)Copper IUD Adopters (N=42) No. (%)
Physical changes/side effects mentioned
    Changes in menstrual bleeding139 (76.4)52 (59.8)17 (42.5)13 (31.0)
    Vaginal discharge or infection8 (4.4)10 (11.5)1 (2.5)2 (4.8)
    Headache/migraine8 (4.4)3 (3.4)5 (12.5)9 (21.4)
    Nausea/vomiting5 (2.7)1 (1.1)0 (0.0)2 (4.8)
    Abdominal discomfort/pain69 (37.9)34 (39.1)11 (27.5)18 (42.9)
    Breast tenderness/pain3 (1.6)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (2.4)
    Pelvic discomfort/pain9 (4.9)2 (2.3)1 (2.5)3 (7.1)
    Pain during sex0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)2 (4.8)
    Weight gain or loss4 (2.2)1 (1.1)0 (0.0)1 (2.4)
    Backache3 (1.6)1 (1.1)2 (5.0)0 (0.0)
    Other0 (0.0)0 (0.0)8 (20.0)10 (23.8)
    Don't know or no side effects mentioned6 (3.3)9 (10.3)12 (30.0)9 (21.4)
    Missing22 (12.1)15 (17.2)1 (2.5)0 (0.0)
Told what to do if side effects occurred
    Yes169 (92.9)74 (85.1)30 (75.0)35 (83.3)
    No8 (4.4)12 (13.8)9 (22.5)6 (14.3)
    Missing5 (2.7)1 (1.1)1 (2.5)1 (2.4)
  • Abbreviations: IUD, intrauterine device; IUS, intrauterine system.