Received: 15 January 2019
Accepted: 21 May 2019
First Online: 6 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval was secured from the Research and Ethics Committee School of Statistics and Planning (SSP), Makerere University.Secondly, permission to carry out the study at the Kitovu Mission Hospital was also secured from the Research and Publication Committee of St. Joseph Kitovu Mission Hospital.Informed consent to participate in the study was obtained from all the women before participating in this study however, this was verbal in nature. The respondent had the right to either participate in the study or not. They also had the right to opt out of the study at any time during the study.For respondents who were below 18 years of age (minors), verbal consent to participate was obtained from the parents/guardians.Prior to the field data collection, the hospital authority informed us that in as much the participants may be willing to participate in the study, they are likely to be uncomfortable with signing the consent form given their history. This information made us change the strategy and seek for permission to use informed verbal consent instead of the written consent form, which was approved by the 2 (two) committees.The use of verbal consent instead of written for both parental and participant consent was approved by the Ethics Committee which approved this study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.