Women’s perceptions of long-acting reversible contraceptives at a primary health care clinic in Cape Town, South Africa
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Increasing numbers of unintended pregnancies are occurring due to contraceptive failure. Unsafe abortion remains one of the top five avoidable patient-related causes of maternal death in South Africa. There are much higher reported failure rates for short-acting methods of contraceptives than long-acting methods of contraceptives; the uptake of long-acting methods of contraception though remains low.