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Rothschild, Guthrie, John-Stewart, Drake and Co-Authors Release Research on Contraceptive Methods in Kenya

Posted: 12/3/2021 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Trainee Claire Rothschild, along with CSDE Affiliates Allison Drake, Brandon Guthrie, Grace John-Stewart and several additional co-authors recently published an article evaluating the role of side effects in Kenyan women’s decisions to switch or discontinue contraceptive methods. The authors find that some specific side effects more than others were linked to contraceptive discontinuation, suggesting that providing anticipatory counseling around contraceptive side effects and the development of new products that minimize these specific side effects would support contraceptive use among this population.

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