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Table 3 Access to SRH self-care interventions among GVPS participants in the EMR

From: Sexual and reproductive health self-care interventions in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from a cross-sectional values and preferences survey to inform WHO normative guidance on self-care interventions

Self-care intervention Access: places Access: informational sources
  Pharmacy
n (%)
Doctor or health clinic
n (%)
Would buy it online
n (%)
I don’t know where to get it
n (%)
I don’t need to use this (not relevant)
n (%)
Total respondents
n
I go online / internet
n (%)
I ask my friends and community
n (%)
I ask a doctor or health care provider
n (%)
I haven’t gotten any information on this
n (%)
Total respondents
n
Reproductive health           
Oral contraceptive pill 19 (50.0) 18 (47.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (23.7) 38 9 (36.0) 6 (24.0) 17 (68.0) 2 (8.0) 25
Emergency contraception 15 (41.7) 17 (47.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (22.2) 36 11 (47.8) 4 (17.4) 11 (47.8) 2 (8.7) 23
Contraceptive patch 10 (28.6) 15 (42.9) 0 (0.0) 5 (14.3) 8 (22.9) 35 6 (26.1) 4 (17.4) 15 (65.2) 3 (13.0) 23
Vaginal ring 6 (17.6) 15 (44.1) 0 (0.0) 6 (17.6) 9 (26.5) 34 4 (18.2) 2 (9.1) 15 (68.2) 4 (18.2) 22
Self-injectable long-acting contraceptive 5 (14.7) 15 (44.1) 0 (0.0) 6 (17.6) 10 (29.4) 34 5 (22.7) 3 (13.6) 15 (68.2) 4 (18.2) 22
Diaphragm or cervical cap 6 (18.2) 13 (39.4) 1 (3.0) 5 (15.2) 11 (33.3) 33 5 (22.7) 2 (9.1) 15 (68.2) 4 (18.2) 22
Abortion self-management 5 (14.7) 16 (47.1) 2 (5.9) 3 (8.8) 11 (32.4) 34 7 (31.8) 4 (18.2) 15 (68.2) 2 (9.1) 22
Web-based reproductive health information 2 (5.9) 10 (29.4) 14 (41.2) 4 (11.8) 4 (11.8) 34 14 (58.3) 2 (8.3) 12 (50.0) 2 (8.3) 24
Reproductive health mobile phone app 1 (2.9) 9 (25.7) 13 (37.1) 8 (22.9) 6 (17.1) 35 13 (56.5) 2 (8.7) 8 (34.8) 4 (17.4) 23
Sexual health          
STI self-testing 3 (8.8) 15 (44.1) 1 (2.9) 6 (17.6) 11 (32.4) 34 6 (27.3) 1 (4.5) 15 (68.2) 6 (27.3) 22
HIV self-testing 3 (8.8) 15 (44.1) 1 (2.9) 6 (17.6) 12 (35.3) 34 8 (34.8) 2 (8.7) 15 (65.2) 6 (26.1) 23
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) 2 (6.1) 12 (36.4) 0 (0.0) 10 (30.3) 12 (36.4) 33 7 (30.4) 0 (0.0) 15 (65.2) 5 (21.7) 23
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) 4 (12.1) 14 (42.4) 0 (0.0) 9 (27.3) 12 (36.4) 33 6 (27.3) 0 (0.0) 13 (59.1) 5 (22.7) 22
HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy) 1 (2.9) 16 (47.1) 2 (5.9) 4 (11.8) 13 (38.2) 34 7 (30.4) 0 (0.0) 16 (69.6) 4 (17.4) 23
STI medication treatment 3 (8.8) 17 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (14.7) 12 (35.3) 34 8 (34.8) 1 (4.3) 1 (4.3) 2 (8.7) 23
Web-based sexual health information 1 (2.9) 10 (29.4) 15 (44.1) 4 (11.8) 6 (17.6) 34 14 (58.3) 1 (4.2) 13 (54.2) 1 (4.2) 24
Sexual health mobile phone app 1 (2.9) 9 (25.7) 12 (34.3) 9 (25.7) 7 (20.0) 35 13 (54.2) 2 (8.3) 8 (33.3) 5 (20.8) 24