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Fertility intentions among people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in the ART era: mixed methods evidence from Nairobi slums

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2013) Fertility intentions among people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in the ART era: mixed methods evidence from Nairobi slums. In: Population Association of America 2013 Annual Meeting, 11th-13th April 2013, New Orleans, USA.

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Abstract

Fertility intentions are strong predictors of eventual fertility. Understanding fertility intentions, and consequent reproductive health services needs of people living with HIV/AIDS(PLWHA) is critical in the context of expanding antiretroviral treatment (ART) access. Yet little is known about the fertility intentions of PLWHA in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in general and slum settings in particular. Previous evidence on fertility intentions and HIV/ART in SSA is mixed, as well as being descriptive with little theoretical understanding. This study seeks to answer Two questions: 1. What factors affect fertility intentions among PLWHA? 2. How can our theoretical understanding of fertility intentions of PLWHA in the era of ART be improved?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://paa2013.princeton.edu/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 11:43
Funders: Wellcome Trust
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50758

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