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A field study of the choice and continuity of use of three contraceptive methods in a rural area of Thailand



A field study of the choice and continuity of use of three contraceptive methods in a rural area of Thailand



Journal of Biosocial Science 10(2): 209-216



The study was designed to assess the preference for and continuation rates achieved with 3 methods of contraception in rural Thailand. In particular, the objective was to determine the acceptability of DMPA (a long-acting injectable contraceptive) as a method newly introduced into the Thai National Family Planning Programme. After an educational lecture, women were offered a free choice of method. 73.8% chose DMPA, 16.9% chose the pill, and 9.3% the IUD.

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PMID: 641076

DOI: 10.1017/s0021932000011640


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