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Training Years: 2018-2019

Training Site: Kinshasa School of Public Health

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mentors: Jane Bertrand, PhD, MBA (Tulane); Patrick Kayembe (Kinshasa SPH)

Title: Implanon NXT in Kinshasa, DRC: Continuation rates and reasons for discontinuation

Program Objectives: To provide insight into patterns of implant use in a high-fertility setting.

Aim 1: Evaluate the 24-month continuation rate for Implanon NXT provided by nursing students.

Aim 2: Identify the characteristics associated with continuation of this method at 24 months.

Aim 3: Explain the reasons that clients opt to have the method withdrawn.

NIH Support: Fogarty fellow postdoctoral training award

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