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Table 5 Reasons for discontinuation among women who used contraceptives in the past two years

From: Contraceptive use and discontinuation among women in rural North-West Tanzania

  Number of Discontinuation Women who
women events became pregnant (%)
Did not discontinue 613 0 0
Switched 58 66 0
Discontinued 383 394 178 (45.2)
Desired for pregnancy 98 (22.2) 100 49 (50)
Not reported desired for pregnancy 343 (77.8)   129 (38)
Reasons for discontinuation
 Infrequent sex 58 (13.1)   6 (10.3)
 Health concerns 89 (20.2)   13 (14.6)
 Inconvenient to use 19 (4.3)   4 (21.1)
 Contraceptive failure 6 (1.4)   6 (100)
 Other reasons 49 (11.1)   17 (34.7)
 No reason reported 122 (27.7)   83 (68.0)