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Table 8 Assessing need and willingness and reasons to use contraception in the future

From: Assessing predictors of contraceptive use and demand for family planning services in underserved areas of Punjab province in Pakistan: results of a cross-sectional baseline survey

Indicators Chakwal % Mianwali % Bhakkar %
Assessing need for contraception 40.6 36.6 31.9%
Willing to use contraception in the future e 22.6 31.3 20.7
Method preference (among those who will use a contraceptive method in the future)
Condoms 24.4 10.8 21.1
Pills 17.9 19.5 16.1
Injections 14.6 16.2 17.7
Implant 6.5 2.7 1.6
IUCD 12.2 8.1 9.8
Female sterilization 13.0 20.5 12.3
Male sterilization 0.0 0.0 0.0
Periodic abstinence 0.8 0.0 2.5
Withdrawal 2.4 0.0 1.1
Don’t know/whatever suggested by husband 8.2 22.1 17.7
Reason for choosing a specific contraceptive method in the future
Cost/affordability 15.4 22.4 21.8
Quality 29.9 18.4 17.4
Long term 34.2 20.7 33.5
Short term 4.3 2.9 6.9
Permanent 12.0 17.3 9.9
Better for health 1.7 1.1 5.7
Easy access 0.9 0.0 0.0
Others (suggested by husband/for spacing) 0.0 2.3 0.2
Don’t know/ 1.7 14.9 4.5