Probability of contraceptive continuation and its determinants
AbstractProbability of contraceptive continuation and factors associated with discontinuation were assessed in a retrospective study of women's records in Alexandria. Contraceptive continuation rates were 88/100, 75/100 and 56/100 women at 6, 12 and 24 months respectively. Reasons for discontinuation included side-effects and health concerns [30.4%], accidental pregnancy and personal reasons [6.4%] and desire for pregnancy [5.4%]. Women who were older and who had several children were most likely to continue contraceptive use. Three significant predictors of discontinuation were side-effects and health concerns, age of the woman and contraceptive method. Women should be fully informed of the contraceptive methods available and their side-effects, and counselling programmes should be offered, particularly during the first 2 years of use
Mahdy, N.H. & El Zeiny, N.A. (1999). Probability of contraceptive continuation and its determinants. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118735
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (3), 526-539, 1999
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