"I may not say we really have a method, it is gambling work": knowledge and acceptability of safer conception methods among providers and HIV clients in Uganda.
In this qualitative study, researchers assessed knowledge, acceptability, and feasibility of safer conception methods (SCM; timed unprotected intercourse [TUI], manual self-insemination, and sperm washing) among various health care providers (n = 33) and 48 HIV clients with recent or current childbearing intentions in Uganda. While several clients and providers had heard of SCM (especially TUI), few fully understood how to use the methods. All provider types expressed a desire to incorporate SCM into their practice; however, this will require training and counseling protocols, sensitization to overcome cultural norms that pose obstacles to these methods, and partner engagement (particularly by men) in safer conception counseling.
Health care for women international
Adult; Family Planning Services; Feasibility Studies; Female; Fertilization; HIV Infections; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Personnel; Humans; Intention; Interviews as Topic; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Pregnancy; Qualitative Research; Sexual Partners; Uganda; Young Adult
HIV, Safer conception methods, Uganda, Providers, Patients, Childbearing/ pregnancy, Preconception counseling, Risk reduction strategies
Finocchario-Kessler, S., Wanyenze, R., Mindry, D., Beyeza-Kashesya, J., Goggin, K., Nabiryo, C., Wagner, G. "I may not say we really have a method, it is gambling work": knowledge and acceptability of safer conception methods among providers and HIV clients in Uganda. Health care for women international 35, 896-917 (2014).