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Table 2 Reproductive History of RDS respondents

From: Women’s experiences seeking informal sector abortion services in Cape Town, South Africa: a descriptive study

  Mean SD, range
Gravida (n = 42) 3.3 1.46, 1–7
Births (n = 42) 1.93 1.26, 0–5
Number of Children (n = 42) 1.81 1.3, 0–5
  n %
Used contraception in last year (n = 42) 34 81
Current contraceptive use (n = 35) a 28 67
 Male condom 18 43
 Injectables 12 29
 Female condom 4 10
 Female sterilization 3 7
 Implant 1 2
 IUD 1 2
 Vasectomy 0 0
 Rhythm method 0 0
 Withdrawal 0 0
Ever had an abortion (n = 42) 42 100
 One 34 81
 Two 6 14
 Three 2 5
Ever had an abortion in a facility (n = 42) 5 12
Number of informal sector abortions (n = 42)   
 One 34 81
 Two 6 14
 Three 2 5
Went to doctor before informal sector abortion (n = 41) 6 15
  1. aThe percentages associated with each contraceptive method represent the number of participants out of the full sample (42) who were using that method