Características de las mujeres usuarias del método anticonceptivo de esterilización femenina

Translated title of the contribution: Characteristics of female users of the female sterilization contraceptive method

Gloria Katty Muñoz-Estrada, Erika Núñez-Lizárraga, Jhonny Jesus Chafloque Chavesta, Natalia Valverde-Espinoza, John Barja-Ore

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Introduction: Female sterilization is a permanent contraceptive method, whose choice represents a transcendental decision in a woman's life, influenced by her context, and her personal qualities. Objective: To describe the characteristics of women users of the female sterilization contraceptive method. Methods: Descriptive study based on the Demographic and Family Health Survey of 2021. From the databases, 2 306 women between 20 and 49 years of age were selected as users of female sterilization, in which the sociodemographic, reproductive and method-specific characteristics were analyzed. Unweighted and weighted counts with 95% confidence intervals. Results: Regarding sociodemographic characteristics, 51% were aged 40 to 49 years, 87.9% were urban, 42.8% had secondary education and 11.4% were very poor. Regarding the reproductive profile, 61.7% have 3 to 4 children, 3.7% have been visited by health personnel to discuss family planning and 29.2% have a history of abortion. Regarding the characteristics related to the method, 5.7% were not informed that they could not have more children and 19.9% had had an abortion 2 to 3 years before. Conclusion: Most of the women are adults, well-educated and live in urban areas. In addition, they have 3 or more children and know that they cannot have more children after female sterilization.

Translated title of the contributionCharacteristics of female users of the female sterilization contraceptive method
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere02302313
JournalRevista Cubana de Medicina Militar
Issue number1
StateIndexed - 1 Jan 2023

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