Table 3

Sexual and reproductive health in the quantitative survey

VariablesAll women, N=1000
n (%)
San Pedro, n=400
n (%)
Abidjan, n=600
n (%)
Had at least one undesired pregnancy
 Yes416 (42.9)173 (45.1)243 (41.5)
 No554 (57.1)211 (54.9)343 (58.5)
 Missing301614
Had at least one abortion
 Yes488 (50.2)195 (50.4)293 (50.0)
 No485 (49.8)192 (49.6)293 (50.0)
 Missing271314
Use of contraception other than condom
 Yes391 (39.1)193 (48.3)198 (33.0)
 No608 (60.8)206 (51.5)402 (67.0)
 Does not know1 (0.1)1 (0.2)0 (0.0)
 If yes, which contraceptive method*
 Pill204 (52.0)65 (33.5)139 (70.2)
 Injectable91 (23.3)55 (28.5)36 (18.2)
 Implant83 (21.2)68 (35.1)15 (7.6)
 Other methods† (nivaquine, spice, traditional medicine, etc)24 (6.1)13 (6.7)11 (5.6)
Knowledge of emergency contraception
 Yes472 (48.4)195 (50.8)277 (46.9)
 No497 (51.0)183 (47.7)314 (53.1)
 Does not know6 (0.6)6 (1.5)0 (0.0)
 Missing25169
 If yes, type of emergency contraception known*
 Morning-after pill304 (64.1)100 (49.7)204 (74.7)
 Other† (antibiotic, coffee, soda, salted water and lemon)170 (35.9)101 (50.3)69 (25.3)
Sex work during menstruation
 Yes363 (36.4)154 (38.5)209 (34.9)
 No635 (63.6)246 (61.5)389 (65.1)
 Missing202
 If yes, tool used for sex work during menstruation*
 Wash with ice-cold water86 (24.0)37 (24.2)49 (23.7)
 Piece of ice26 (7.3)11 (7.2)15 (7.3)
 Tampon222 (62.0)105 (68.6)117 (57.1)
 Other tools† (hot water, soapy water, cotton, etc)49 (13.7)12 (7.8)37 (17.9)
Self-reported STI (last 12 months)
 Yes639 (64.7)312 (78.8)327 (55.2)
 No349 (35.3)84 (21.2)265 (44.8)
 Missing1248
Last medical consultation
 Less than 3 months195 (19.6)101 (25.4)94 (15.7)
 3–12 months475 (47.7)202 (50.8)273 (45.6)
 More than a year258 (25.9)79 (19.8)179 (29.9)
 Never consulted68 (6.8)16 (4.0)52 (8.7)
 Missing422
 If ever consulted, site of the last consultation with a doctor/nurse
 Dedicated facility225 (26.3)141 (40.5)84 (16.6)
 Public facility415 (48.6)123 (35.3)292 (57.7)
 Private facility213 (24.9)83 (23.8)130 (25.7)
 Does not know1 (0.1)1 (0.3)0 (0.0)
 Missing743440
  • *Several possible answers.

  • †’Other’ categories describe participants’ specific answers.

  • STI, sexually transmitted infection.