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Table 3 Fertility-related counseling during hospitalization and family planning method provision among women having fistula repair surgery

From: Clinical procedures and practices used in the perioperative treatment of female genital fistula during a prospective cohort study

  Site N (%)
Characteristic Total (n = 1354) BG 1 (n = 85) BG 2 (n = 50) BG 3 (n = 5) GU (n = 251) NI 1 (n = 74) NI 2 (n = 97) NG 1 (n = 59) NG 2 (n = 210) NG 3 (n = 153) UG 1 (n = 165) UG 2 (n = 205)
Counseled about1             
Fertility potential (n = 1322) 1065 (80.6) 78 (92.9) 27 (57.4) 4 (80.0) 238 (95.2) 67 (98.5) 83 (100.0) 56 (98.2) 174 (83.3) 149 (98.7) 165 (100.0) 24 (11.8)
Resuming sexual intercourse (n = 1335) 1274 (95.4) 80 (94.1) 45 (91.8) 4 (80.0) 250 (99.6) 69 (100.0) 89 (100.0) 57 (100.0) 160 (76.6) 151 (99.3) 165 (100.0) 204 (100.0)
Planning for next delivery (n = 1319) 1226 (92.9) 71 (85.5) 28 (59.6) 3 (75.0) 237 (94.8) 68 (98.6) 82 (98.8) 56 (98.2) 165 (79.3) 150 (99.3) 165 (100.0) 201 (99.5)
Family planning method use (n = 1325) 1205 (90.9) 67 (79.8) 26 (55.3) 3 (75.0) 237 (94.8) 69 (100) 86 (100.0) 57 (100.0) 174 (83.3) 135 (88.8) 164 (99.4) 187 (92.6)
Received family planning method at discharge (n = 1328) 785 (59.1) 18 (22.0) 1 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 182 (72.5) 55 (79.7) 83 (93.3) 3 (5.6) 173 (82.8) 61 (40.4) 27 (16.4) 182 (89.2)
Injectable contraceptives 343 (43.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) N/A 74 (40.7) 32 (58.2) 54 (65.1) 1 (33.3) 152 (87.9) 17 (27.9) 13 (48.1) 0 (0.0)
Oral contraceptives 188 (23.9) 13 (72.2) 1 (100.0) N/A 106 (58.2) 13 (23.6) 29 (34.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.2) 19 (31.1) 5 (18.5) 0 (0.0)
Natural family planning/calendar method 183 (23.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) N/A 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 182 (23.3)
Tubal ligation 12 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) N/A 0 (0.0) 5 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.6) 6 (22.2) 0 (0.0)
Contraceptive implant 3 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) N/A 0 (0.0) 3 (5.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.4)
Intrauterine device 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) N/A 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.7) 0 (0.0)
Method not specified 55 (7.0) 5 (27.8) 0 (0.0) N/A 2 (1.1) 2 (3.6) 0 (0.0) 2 (66.7) 18 (10.4) 24 (39.3) 2 (7.4) 0 (0.0)
  1. BG = Bangladesh, GU = Guinea, NI = Niger, NG = Nigeria, UG = Uganda.
  2. N/A = Not applicable.
  3. 1 Multiple responses allowed; percentages may exceed 100%.