Assessing the acceptability of the progesterone vaginal ring (PVR) in Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal
This research assessed the acceptability of PVR among postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa. It was conducted as part of pre-introduction efforts aimed at expanding the method choice and reducing unmet need for contraception during the postpartum period. The primary objectives of the study were to assess factors influencing: acceptability and perceptions of the PVR by women; providers’ knowledge and attitudes about the PVR and its use; community members’ perceptions about the PVR; and method choice and attitudes about the PVR by non-PVR users. The study used a prospective design involving follow-up of postpartum women recruited over a period of six months or up to the time of discontinuing PVR use. Data collection involved structured face-to-face interviews at the time of recruitment, and at three and six months of follow-up or at the time of discontinuation. This particular dataset presents information collected from 60 postpartum women in Kenya at the time of recruitment.
RamaRao, Saumya, John Townsend, Heather Clark, Deepa Rajamani, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Harriet Birungi, Salisu Ishaku, Godwin Unumeri, Babacar Mane, and Nafissatou Diop. 2021. "Assessing the acceptability of the progesterone vaginal ring (PVR) in Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal," https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/RYLSTW, Harvard Dataverse, V1.
The Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring: Expanding Contraceptive Options in Africa