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Document Type
Qualitative Research Studies
Publication Topic(s)
Family Planning, Gender, Female Genital Cutting
Country(s)
Philippines
Language
English
Author(s)
Rebecca Henry
Publication Date
February 2001
Publication ID
QRS1

Abstract:

This study examined the contraceptive practices and the experiences of women in Quirino province of the Philippines in their use of contraceptives. Through semi-structured interviews with 81 married women and 20 health service providers, and observations of nurse/client interactions, field workers collected data on the use and understanding of family planning methods. The study found that some women use contraceptives in ways for which they were not designed, and that women stopped using a contraceptive method if they found that it did not "fit" with them, often because of its effect on menstruation.