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Table 3 Lead reasons given for opting for injectable contraceptives

From: Characteristics and contributory factors for injectable contraceptive usage among women in Kumasi, Ghana

Reason No. %
Considered as a very effective method of Family Planning/Contraception 61 24.7
Recommendation from a friend/relation 45 18.2
Low incidence/no associated forgetfulness (missed pills) 35 14.2
Relatively longer intervals between injections 32 12.9
Preference for injections 12 4.9
Side effects/dislike of other methods 11 4.5
No specific reason 9 3.6
Desire for regular menses (combined injectable) 8 3.2
Underlying medical condition (told not eligible for other method) 6 2.4
Curiosity 6 2.4
Desire to be discreet (not wanting male partner to know) 4 1.6
Others 18 7.3
Total 247 100.0