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Received: 11 October 2019
Accepted: 8 June 2020
First Online: 19 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of Eduardo Mondlane University and National Bioethical Committee for Health of the Ministry of Health (IRB00002657) and from the ethical committee of Gent University Hospital (PA 2015/043) Belgium. We also obtained authorization from the Minister of Health and local authorities at the provincial and community levels.The participants were interviewed within their residences. Each woman was asked to sign the informed consent form after the interviewer had explained the study objective and procedures for the interview. Participants under 18 years were only interviewed after informed consent by parents or guardians and their own assent. For illiterate women, we involved a witness and also asked the participant to sign across their name by use of fingerprint. This process of obtaining consent was approved by the ethical committee. Privacy and confidentiality of the information during and after the interview were observed.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.