Table 4

Long-acting reversible contraceptive method uptake among women choosing an early medical abortion as an outpatient (≤9 weeks)

LARC methodHospital
[n (%)]
(n (%)]
Implant38 (6.3)*209 (28.2)*
Fast-track IUC24 (3.9)*88 (11.8)*
Injectable78 (12.9)**62 (8.3)**
Total140 (23.3)*359 (48.4)*
  • Statistically significant higher proportion of women referred from SRH attended for IUC insertion (88/168; 53%) than those referred from the hospital (24/101; 24%; p<0.0001).

  • Statistically significant higher uptake of LARC among women at SRH compared to hospital site; *p<0.0001.

  • Statistically significant higher uptake of injectable among women at hospital compared to SRH site; **p=0.007.

  • Fast-track IUC, intrauterine contraception inserted after fast-track referral; LARC, long-acting reversible contraceptive method; SRH, sexual and reproductive health.