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Table 2 Percentage of women with specific opinions, amongst those who have heard of methods (Matlab)

From: Women’s attitudes and beliefs towards specific contraceptive methods in Bangladesh and Kenya

Attributes Pills Injectables Implants IUD Condoms Female sterilisation
Access
 Easy 97.2 90.4 66.1 69.5 87.1 71.5
 Hard 2.2 8.0 24.9 24.1 9.6 23.9
 Don’t know/unsure 0.6 1.6 9.0 6.4 3.3 4.6
Effectiveness
 Yes 99.3 98.6 97.0 97.3 88.0 97.6
 No 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 8.3 0.8
 Don’t know 0.2 0.4 2.5 2.2 3.7 1.6
Cause health problems
 Yes, serious 3.0 7.3 8.3 10.3 3.5 6.7
 Yes, not serious 20.5 33.0 15.3 15.1 3.0 8.6
 No 69.1 40.2 11.1 8.0 58.6 27.3
 Don’t know 7.4 19.5 65.3 66.6 34.9 57.4
Interfere with menstruation
 Yes 7.6 56.8 15.7 16.5 4.3
 No 84.4 21.6 12.9 12.0 33.5
 Don’t know 8.0 21.6 71.4 71.5 62.3
Cause unpleasant side effect
 Yes 26.2 37.8 18.7 21.5 7.9 7.7
 No 66.1 41.7 12.2 9.0 54.1 30.8
 Don’t know 7.7 20.5 69.1 69.5 38.0 61.5
Unsafe to use for a long time
 Yes, should take a break 21.2 23.4 20.4 21.2 23.4
 No, safe for long time 74.3 67.1 52.7 53.7 53.7
 Don’t know 4.5 9.5 26.9 25.1 22.9
Cause infertility
 Yes, perhaps 8.8 6.5 4.1 4.1
 No 85.2 84.8 74.8 76.2
 Don’t know 6.0 8.7 21.1 19.7
FP use among friend, relatives
 Most 25.0 17.0 0.7 0.9 1.2 0.8
 About half 11.8 14.9 1.3 1.3 0.3 0.7
 Few 54.2 52.2 41.2 36.1 31.1 52.3
 None 4.2 8.2 28.1 31.8 14.5 21.1
 Don’t know 4.8 7.7 28.6 29.9 52.9 25.1
Experiences of friend, relatives (1)
 Satisfactory 95.6 89.5 77.2 75.5 82.4 87.5
 Unsatisfactory 2.2 5.6 8.6 10.2 3.2 2.0
 Mixed/Don’t know 2.2 4.8 14.2 14.3 14.4 10.5
Husband’s approval
 Approve 89.4 71.2 19.9 22.0 37.5 14.2
 Disapprove 7.5 22.6 64.2 64.4 52.7 70.8
 Don’t know 3.1 6.2 15.9 13.6 9.8 15.0
Mean net positive score (2) 61.9 36.2 24.5 23.6 45.8 31.8
Mean % of don’t know (3) 4.9 11.2 36.7 36.4 26.0 35.4
TOTAL(N) 2600 2583 2253 1917 2572 2544
  1. (1) Amongst those knowing some friends were using the methods
  2. (2) Mean percent difference between percentages of women who gave positive and negative responses among the above attributes except husband’s approval
  3. (3) Mean percent of women who said “don’t know” to the above attributes except experiences of a method in social network and husband’s approval