Premature Implanon Discontinuation and Associated Factors Among Implanon User Women in Ambo town, Central Ethiopia, 2018

Kassa Mamo


Introduction: Contraception have an important role in preventing unwanted and high risk pregnancies, abortions and thereby decreases maternal morbidity and mortality.

Objective: To assess premature discontinuation of Implanon and associated factors among Implanon user women in Ambo town, Central Ethiopia, 2018.

Methodology: Community based cross-sectional study was conducted from May 25 to September 20/2018. A total of 335 women were selected by simple random sampling technique. The collected data were entered using Epi InfoTM version 7 and transferred to statistical software package for social science (SPSS) version 25 for analysis. Binary logistic regression were utilized to get the odds ratio, 95% confidence interval and p-value to detect statistical association. P-values of ≤ 0.05 was used to declare significant association and, multiple logistic regression was used to control for confounding.

Result: The overall premature discontinuation of Implanon was 38.2%. Higher Level of education (AOR =2.2, CI (1.16, 4.16), pre insertion counseling (AOR = 1.2, CI = (1.02, 3.89)), and experiencing side effects (AOR = 3.14, CI = (1.7, 5.54)) were factors significantly associated with premature Implanon discontinuation.

Conclusion and recommendation: Premature discontinuation of Implanon was found to be high in the study area.

Keywords: Implanon, premature Discontinuation, Implants, contraception

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/58-05

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