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Table 6 Frequency of Responses for the Question “How bothered are you or would you be by the dangers or side effects” (n = 25)

From: Pregnant or recently pregnant opioid users: contraception decisions, perceptions and preferences

  “Not at all” & “A Little” “A lot” & “Extremely” “I Don’t Know”
Contraceptive Methoda n (%) n (%) n (%)
Tier 1 (Very Effective)    
  IUD 10 (40.0%) 3 (12.0%) 12 (48.0%)
  Implant 9 (36.0%) 4 (16.0%) 12 (48.0%)
  Tubal Ligation 13 (52.0%) 6 (24.0%) 6 (24.0%)
Tier 2 (Effective)    
  Oral Contraception 17 (68.0%) 1 (4.0%) 7 (28.0%)
  Vaginal Ring 10 (40.0%) 3 (12.0%) 12 (48.0%)
  Injection 18 (72.0%) 2 (8.0%) 5 (20.0%)
  Hormonal Patch 13 (52.0%) 1 (4.0%) 11 (44.0%)
Tier 3 (Moderately Effective)    
  Condom (male or female) 20 (80.0%) 2 (8.0%) 3 (12.0%)
  Diaphragm 11 (44.0%) 1 (4.0%) 13 (52.0%)
Tier 4 Less Effective    
  Spermicide 13 (52.0%) 1 (4.0%) 11 (44.0%)
  1. aTier rating based on World Health Organization’s (WHO) 4 tiered rating of contraceptive effectiveness