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Table 4 Main reasons for discontinuation or switching of first adopted methods by contraceptive type

From: Discontinuation and switching of postpartum contraceptive methods over twelve months in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a secondary analysis of the Yam Daabo trial

  LAM Injectable Daily Pill Implant/IUD Condom Other methods Total
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Method-related reasona 64 (45.4) 20 (14.2) 12 (8.5) 5 (3.5) 14 (9.9) 26 (18.4) 141 (100.0)
Partner opposition 0 (0.0) 3 (15.0) 2 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (30.0) 9 (45) 20 (100.0)
Unknown 1 (5.9) 6 (35.3) 1 (5.9) 1 (5.9) 6 (35.3) 2 (11.8) 17 (100.0)
Reduced needb 0 (0.0) 5 (62.5) 2 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (12.5) 8 (100.0)
Desire for a child 0 (0.0) 2 (40.0) 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 5 (100.0)
Pregnancy 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (50.0) 1 (25.0) 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (100.0)
Financial problem 0 (0.0) 4 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (100.0)
Total 65 (32.7) 40 (20.1) 20 (10.1) 8 (4.0) 27 (13.6) 39 (19.6) 199 (100.0)
  1. a: Fear of side effects, side effects experienced, switching to a more effective method, switching to a more convenient method, method ineffective, noncompliance
  2. b: Reduced need included partner traveling and no partner (deceased or separated)
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