Acceptability of Sino-Implant (II) in Bangladesh: Final Report on a Prospective Study
This report describes the results of a noncomparative prospective 12-month observational study that was conducted at 10 study sites in Bangladesh. The aim was to assess the acceptability and effectiveness of Sino-implant (II) among 595 women who had the device inserted in June and July 2011. The report presents data collected at baseline and at follow-up visits at three months, six months, and 12 months following insertion.
Among the reports recommendations were that Sino-Implant (II) should be introduced into the national family planning program, as it is safe and effective and acceptable to Bangladeshi women. At 12 months, there were no serious adverse events or pregnancies due to contraceptive failure, and 89% of women were continuing to use Sino-implant (II), clearly indicating its acceptability. With a per-unit wholesale cost of approximately $8, Sino-implant (II) should prove a good option for the Bangladesh family planning program.