Dataset for Transpire the benefits, fears, acceptance and barriers to the new injectable contraceptive DMPA-SC (Sayana Press)- Perception of clients in Sindh, Pakistan
In Pakistan, the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) is 34%, unmet need for FP services is 17%, this means 4 Million Married Women of Reproductive Age (MWRA) are looking for spacing or limiting their families. Injectable contraceptive is among the preferred methods having 2.5% contribution in CPR, that contributes 10% in modern mCPR. Injectable method is common because of its ease, but like some methods in FP, it also requires services of healthcare provider or clinical setting for administration. A new method with features of subcutaneous presentation having depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) in Uniject with brand name of Sayana Press have features to be administered by low cadre of health workers in nonclinical settings and even by it can be used by women themselves having proper training. Sayana Press has potential of replacing the conventional FP commodities in restricted environment with less mobility. It is very important to collect the insight of end user regarding the current injectable (DMPA-IM) and new injectable Sayana Press defining the benefits, fears, acceptability, affordability and challenges. The study was conducted in three districts (Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur) of Sindh Province, Pakistan. The qualitative research approach was used and three Focus Group Discussion (FGD) were conducted. The research was led through semi-structured field guide consisting of open-ended questionnaire. The questionnaire/tool kit was developed with help of available literature on the subject. Initially the tool kit was finalized in English language and later translated into Urdu and Sindhi languages. In view of cultural constraints, female data collectors having expertise in country’s languages were engaged to conduct FGDs, where they encouraged respondents to participate in the research. In each FGD, there were 10-15 women belonging to different demographic characteristics like marital status, education, parity, use of family planning services and age group (between ages 18 to 44 years). The consent for recording the conversation and capture the photos were taken from the participants and discussions was recorded in the recorder for future transcription. The audio was initially transcribed in original recorded language (Sindhi and Urdu) and later translated to English and checked through professional linguistic experts. Transcripts were coded line by line and themes were developed against each research question, data analysis was performed and results were recorded. This dataset contains the summarized transcription of the conducted FDGs. DMPA-SC is value addition to choices basket and can be a gamechanger if, challenges are properly addressed. There is no information about self-injection contraceptive and shared self-administration would be a challenge without adequate training and counseling. Client preferred self-injection method to avoid transportation and service charges of private provider.