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Table 4 Contraceptives related characteristics for discontinuation of implants in Health facilities of Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 351)

From: Discontinuation of implants use and associated factors among women attending health facility clinics in Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia, 2019; cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Type of implant used by participants
 Implanon 261 74.4
 Jaddle 90 25.6
Ever used contraceptives before implant   
 Yes 230 65.5
  No 121 34.5
Type of contraceptive used before implant   
 OCP 83 36.1
 Injectable 176 76.5
 IUCD 4 1.7
 Implants 34 14.8
Place of insertion of the method
 Hospital 162 46.2
 Health center 141 40.2
 Health post 2 0.6
 Family guidance 40 11.3
 Others* 6 1.7
Counseling for benefit of implants
 Yes 327 93.2
 No 24 6.8
Counseling for side effects of implants
 Yes 165 47.0
 No 186 53.0
Estimation of information participants get during counseling (satisfaction)
 Yes 272 77.5
 No 79 22.5
Have you ever faced side effects
 Yes 136 38.7
 No 215 61.3
Who choose implant
 Own choice 252 71.8
 My husband 31 8.8
 Health professional 65 18.5
 Health extension 2 0.6
 My neighbor 1 0.3
Reasons to choose the method
 Safety 70 19.9
 Long protection 150 42.7
 It can remove at any time 86 24.5
 Immediate fertility return 45 12.8
Follow-up
 Yes 275 78.3
 No 76 21.7
Removal due to side effect(n = 221)
 Yes 79 35.7
 No 142 64.3
  1. Others* Merry stopes international clinic, private hospitals and clinics