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Table 4 Contraceptive knowledge and utilization among women in rural Constanza, Dominican Republic

From: A cross-sectional evaluation of HIV testing practices among women in the rural Dominican Republic

 % (n)
Know where to access contraception
 Yes76.2 (80)
 No23.8 (25)
Where would go to access contraception
 Hospital35.2 (37)
 Community clinic21.0 (22)
 Other public clinic13.3 (14)
 Private clinic1.9 (2)
 Pharmacy4.8 (5)
 Not applicable23.8 (25)
Contraception methods ever heard ofa
 Tubal ligation68.6 (72)
 Vasectomy46.7 (49)
 Intrauterine device49.5 (52)
 Injectables72.4 (76)
 Hormonal implant65.7 (69)
 Pill79.0 (83)
 Male condom95.2 (100)
 Female condom50.5 (53)
 Emergency contraception pill58.1 (61)
 Rhythm method/fertility awareness54.3 (57)
 Lactational amenorrhea57.1 (60)
 Withdrawal78.1 (82)
 Other3.8 (4)
Contraception use, ever
 Yes56.2 (59)
 No43.8 (46)
Types of contraception useda
 Condom17.1 (18)
 Birth control pill37.1 (39)
 Tubal ligation3.8 (4)
 Injectables8.6 (9)
 Implant1.0 (1)
 Emergency contraception pill1.9 (2)
 Lactational amenorrhea1.0 (1)
 Withdrawal2.9 (3)
Difficulty accessing contraception services
 Yes16.2 (17)
 No83.8 (88)
Barriers to contraception accessa
 Cost of healthcare7.6 (8)
 Cost of transportation5.7 (6)
 Access to transportation3.8 (4)
 Distance6.7 (7)
 Don’t know where to go1.9 (2)
 Husband will not allow1.0 (1)
 Other family member will not allow1.9 (2)
 Do not feel comfortable accessing5.7 (6)
 Stigma5.7 (6)
 Other9.5 (10)
 No barriers indicated70.5 (74)
  1. aThese response options were not mutually exclusive; response distribution may exceed 100%