TABLE 5.

Hormonal Intrauterine System Users That Have Recommended or Would Recommend the Method to Other Women

Kenya, No. (%)Zambia, No. (%)
Recommend Hormonal IUSaN=182N=40
    Yes144 (79.1)38 (95.0)
    No34 (18.7)1 (2.5)
    Don't know1 (0.5)1 (2.5)
    Missing3 (1.6)0 (0.0)
Benefits to mentionbN=103N=38
    Reduces bleeding50 (48.5)7 (18.4)
    Reversible6 (5.8)4 (10.5)
    Convenient16 (15.5)24 (63.2)
    Fewer side effects34 (33.0)13 (34.2)
    Discreet4 (3.9)1 (2.6)
    Can breastfeed5 (4.9)1 (2.6)
    Affordable14 (13.6)1 (2.6)
    Long-lasting30 (29.1)8 (21.1)
    Highly effective110 (10.7)11 (28.9)
    Provider recommended1 (1.0)0 (0.0)
    None8 (7.8)0 (0.0)
    Other1 (1.0)3 (7.9)
    Don't know/missing30 (29.1)9 (23.7)
  • Abbreviation: IUS, intrauterine system.

  • a In Kenya, women were asked have you recommended the method. In Zambia, women were asked would you recommend the method.

  • b In Kenya, the question was added midstudy, so the denominator includes only the women who were asked this question. The women were asked what benefits they would mention, regardless of whether they had recommended the method (yes, no, don't know, or missing to above question). In Zambia, the question was limited to women who would recommend the method (yes to above question).