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Table 2 Reasons for discontinuation of contraceptive method use among married women of reproductive age in Bangladesh (BDHS 2014)

From: Contraceptive practices among married women of reproductive age in Bangladesh: a review of the evidence

Reason Pill IUD Injectable Implant Male Condom Periodic Abstinence Withdrawal/Coitus Interrupt All Methods
Wanted to become pregnant 33.8 19.4 23.8 20.9 34 26.2 26.9 31.1
Side effects 24.5 46.7 45.5 51.1 11.1 1.2 1.6 25.8
Became Pregnant while using method 16.5 0 5.6 1.1 12.8 19.1 17.8 13.8
Infrequent Sex/husband away 9.4 0 5.1 0.4 7.8 4.9 7.1 7.8
Wanted a more effective method 3.5 4.3 2.7 6.9 6.7 17.9 11.3 4.8
Inconvenient to use 3.7 4.2 2.4 5 11 5.2 15 4.6
Difficult to get pregnant/Menopausal 2.4 2.8 4.8 0 1.3 14.1 4.8 3.4
Husband disapproved 0.6 0 0.5 1.4 9 1.9 10.7 1.9
Marital dissolution/separation 0.8 10.3 0.9 4.6 1.2 1.3 0.5 1
Lack of access/too far 0.4 1.4 2.8 0.3 0.2 0 0 0.8
Cost too much 0.1 0 0.2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1
Up to God/fatalistic 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Other 0.6 9.6 1.2 8.4 0.3 0.8 0.2 0.9
Don’t know 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Missing 3.6 1.3 4.3 0 3.7 7.4 4 4
Total 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Number of discontinuation 5,766 73 1,860 157 1,109 566 179 9,731
  1. Source: Adapted from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014
  2. Note: Total includes 11 women who used other methods