Reason for not discussing Birth Control/Contraception n (%) Pregnancy intentions or planning n (%)
I always bring up contraception/ pregnancy with my reproductive aged HIV+ female 16 (34) 14 (30)
Not enough time 9(19) 9 (19)
Do not feel comfortable with 1 (2) 4 (9)
Do not have adequate training on the topic 4(9) 3 (6)
Not my job 0(0) 1 (2)
Other members of my health care team are assigned to discuss the issue 6 (13) 6 (13)
My patients are not interested in this topic 2 (4) 3 (6)
None of my female HIV+ patients are reproductive aged 8 (17) 9 (19)
None of my female patients are sexually active with men 2 (4) 2 (4)
It is against my belief/morals to discuss birth control/pregnancy 1 (2) 0 (0)
Never occurred to me 1 (2) 2 (4)
Condoms provide adequate birth control 0 (0) NA
Pregnancy is too risky for the health of HIV+ women NA 0 (0)
The risk of transmission to her partner is too high NA 0 (0)
The risk of transmission to her baby is too high NA 0(0)
Other 9 (19) 7 (15)
NA= not applicable
Table 4: Reasons acknowledged by providers for not discussing contraception or pregnancy intentions, n=47.