Jenni Smit

Summary

Affiliation: Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Vaginal wetness: an underestimated problem experienced by progestogen injectable contraceptive users in South Africa
    Jennifer Smit
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Durban Westville, Durban, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 55:1511-22. 2002
  2. pmc Knowledge and use of emergency contraception among women in the Western Cape province of South Africa: a cross-sectional study
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Womens Health 7:14. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Where is the condom? Contraceptive practice in a rural district of South Africa
    Jennifer Smit
    Africa Centre for Population Studies and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Health Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 6:71-8. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Short-term acceptability of the Reality polyurethane female condom and a synthetic latex prototype: a randomized crossover trial among South African women
    Jenni Smit
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Mayville 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 73:394-8. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Serum medroxyprogesterone acetate levels in new and repeat users of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate at the end of the dosing interval
    Jennifer Smit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Suite 1301, Maritime House, 143 Salmon Grove, Durban, 4001, South Africa
    Contraception 69:3-7. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Male partner involvement and assistance in female condom use
    Mags Beksinska
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:400-3. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Performance of the Reality polyurethane female condom and a synthetic latex prototype: a randomized crossover trial among South African women
    Mags Beksinska
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Mayville, 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 73:386-93. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Practice makes perfect: reduction in female condom failures and user problems with short-term experience in a randomized trial
    Mags Beksinska
    MatCH Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Overport 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 86:127-31. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Standardized definitions of failure modes for female condoms
    Mags Beksinska
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Mayville 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 75:251-5. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Female condom technology: new products and regulatory issues
    Mags Beksinska
    Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Overport 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 83:316-21. 2011

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Vaginal wetness: an underestimated problem experienced by progestogen injectable contraceptive users in South Africa
    Jennifer Smit
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Durban Westville, Durban, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 55:1511-22. 2002
    ..Whilst vaginal wetness can only be classified as a subjective side effect at this stage, further investigations are needed as many South African women opt to use this method...
  2. pmc Knowledge and use of emergency contraception among women in the Western Cape province of South Africa: a cross-sectional study
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Womens Health 7:14. 2007
    ..At the same time, rates of teenage and unintended pregnancy in South Africa remain high, and there are few data on knowledge of EC in the general population in South Africa, as in other resource-limited settings...
  3. ncbi request reprint Where is the condom? Contraceptive practice in a rural district of South Africa
    Jennifer Smit
    Africa Centre for Population Studies and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Health Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 6:71-8. 2002
    ..Many (70.3%) women were not using any form of contraception. Counselling about contraceptive options should take into account the need for dual protection, and strategies for increasing condom use should be promoted...
  4. ncbi request reprint Short-term acceptability of the Reality polyurethane female condom and a synthetic latex prototype: a randomized crossover trial among South African women
    Jenni Smit
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Mayville 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 73:394-8. 2006
    ..This multisite, randomized, crossover trial comparing the acceptability of the Reality(R) female condom (FC1), with a new synthetic latex prototype (FC2) of similar design and appearance to FC1, was conducted in Durban, South Africa...
  5. ncbi request reprint Serum medroxyprogesterone acetate levels in new and repeat users of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate at the end of the dosing interval
    Jennifer Smit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Suite 1301, Maritime House, 143 Salmon Grove, Durban, 4001, South Africa
    Contraception 69:3-7. 2004
    ..A prospective study, using standardized assay techniques and following individual women, is required to further clarify this issue...
  6. doi request reprint Male partner involvement and assistance in female condom use
    Mags Beksinska
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:400-3. 2008
    ..To investigate how males assist their partners in using the female condom...
  7. ncbi request reprint Performance of the Reality polyurethane female condom and a synthetic latex prototype: a randomized crossover trial among South African women
    Mags Beksinska
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Mayville, 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 73:386-93. 2006
    ..This multisite, randomized, crossover trial comparing the performance of the Reality female condom (FC1) with a new synthetic latex prototype (FC2) was conducted in Durban, South Africa...
  8. doi request reprint Practice makes perfect: reduction in female condom failures and user problems with short-term experience in a randomized trial
    Mags Beksinska
    MatCH Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Overport 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 86:127-31. 2012
    ..Female condom (FC) failure (breakage, slippage, invagination and misdirection) declines with user experience. Participants in FC performance trials are commonly novice users, and failure rates may be inflated related to inexperience...
  9. ncbi request reprint Standardized definitions of failure modes for female condoms
    Mags Beksinska
    Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Mayville 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 75:251-5. 2007
    ..These failure modes apply to FCs currently marketed or in advanced stages of clinical testing. They were designed to assist in the review and comparative assessment of different FCs...
  10. doi request reprint Female condom technology: new products and regulatory issues
    Mags Beksinska
    Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Overport 4091, South Africa
    Contraception 83:316-21. 2011
    ..We review the existing regulatory pathway for FCs, the progress made in developing standards specifically for FCs and the FCs available now or in development, including their current status regarding approval...
  11. doi request reprint 'We are despised in the hospitals': sex workers' experiences of accessing health care in four African countries
    Fiona Scorgie
    Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health MatCH, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Cult Health Sex 15:450-65. 2013
    ..Alongside law reform, sex worker-led peer outreach work should be strengthened and calls by sex workers for additional targeted services heeded...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dual protection in sexually active women
    Immo Kleinschmidt
    Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    S Afr Med J 93:854-7. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence and co-factors associated with the practice of dual protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy in a cross-sectional sample of South African women...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dual protection against sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy in South Africa
    Chelsea Morroni
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 7:13-9. 2003
    ..The predominance of hormonal contraceptive use in South Africa means that increasing barrier method use among hormonal contraceptive users is an important strategy for increasing dual protection...
  14. ncbi request reprint Young men's HIV risks in South Africa: the importance of multiple risk behaviors
    Abigail Harrison
    AIDS 20:1467-8; author reply 1468-9. 2006