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Table 2 Method discontinuation and failure rates by type of FP

From: Contraceptive method use, discontinuation and failure rates among women aged 15–49 years: evidence from selected low income settings in Kumasi, Ghana

Contraceptive method Reasons for discontinuation (%) Prevalence of Method Failure by type of FP
Method failure Desire to become pregnant Other fertility related reasons (infrequent sex, husband oppose, fatalistic) Side effects or health concerns Wanted more effective method Other method related Other/DK All reasons Number Number of episodes Number of failures (failure rate (%)) % of total failures
Rhythm 6.6 5.5 36.6 0.0 10.3 1.0 3.5 63.6 964 740 106 (14.3) 45.5
Emergency Contraception 4.0 3.0 55.6 12.7 2.8 4.2 6.2 88.5 620 560 27 (4.8) 11.6
Withdrawal 7.7 7.3 45.7 0.3 19.8 1.7 5.1 87.6 619 550 50 (9.1) 21.5
Male condom 2.1 5.6 50.1 1.8 7.0 7.0 7.4 80.9 532 454 11 (2.4) 4.7
Injectables 2.5 9.4 8.7 25.7 0.9 3.1 5.8 56.0 360 258 12 (4.7) 5.2
Pills 5.7 8.1 19.3 20.3 4.0 4.3 4.1 65.6 343 273 25 (9.2) 10.7
Implants 0.5 2.5 2.1 16.6 0.0 0.0 2.0 23.7 228 104 2 (1.9_ 0.9
All methods/Total 4.8 5.8 36.9 7.8 8.1 3.0 5.0 71.4 3666 2939 233 (7.9) 100.00