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Table 6 Percentage of women with specific opinions, amongst those who have heard of methods (Homa Bay)

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

Attributes Pills Injectables Implants IUD Condoms (4) Female sterilisation (5)
Access
 Easy 79.4 90.4 84.5 52.8 93.9 41.7
 Hard 12.5 7.9 10.5 25.8 3.6 40.3
 Don’t know/unsure 8.1 1.6 5.0 21.4 2.5 18.0
Effectiveness
 Yes 62.6 91.6 90.3 66.1 77.5 82.5
 No 23.8 5.6 3.7 8.6 17.4 5.4
 Don’t know 13.5 2.8 6.0 25.3 5.1 12.1
Cause health problems
 Yes, serious 37.8 31.2 28.3 36.0 11.4 32.7
 Yes, not serious 21.5 31.0 25.9 16.0 11.3 12.2
 No 23.0 30.1 30.5 18.7 70.0 31.5
 Don’t know 17.7 7.7 15.4 29.3 7.3 23.6
Interfere with menstruation
 Yes 56.5 80.2 60.1 35.6
 No 22.1 14.7 22.5 25.1
 Don’t know 21.4 5.2 17.4 39.2
Cause unpleasant side effect
 Yes 57.5 63.2 51.7 44.7 14.0 38.3
 No 21.6 28.7 30.1 20.9 77.6 36.0
 Don’t know 20.9 8.2 18.2 34.4 8.4 25.7
Unsafe to use for a long time
 Yes, should take a break 66.9 68.5 60.8 62.5 37.3
 No, safe for long time 20.3 26.3 31.7 17.4 56.4
 Don’t know 12.8 5.2 7.6 20.0 6.3
Cause infertility
 Yes, perhaps 15.6 17.1 12.7 16.2
 No 72.9 77.3 78.1 63.4
 Don’t know 11.6 5.7 9.2 20.5
FP use among friends, relatives
 Most 13.9 64.6 49.1 3.9 30.3 3.3
 About half 7.4 8.3 8.7 3.5 7.7 2.7
 Few 49.3 19.0 31.8 42.4 26.0 51.3
 None 13.8 2.1 3.7 26.9 6.1 26.0
 Don’t know 15.7 6.0 6.8 23.4 30.0 16.7
Experiences of friends, relatives (1)
 Satisfactory 38.0 54.1 57.7 39.4 72.9 59.1
 Unsatisfactory 28.5 11.2 13.1 27.2 10.6 17.3
 Mixed/Don’t know 33.5 34.7 29.2 33.4 16.5 17.1
Husband disapprove
 Approve 45.5 64.4 52.2 25.2 53.3 18.1
 Disapprove 43.7 30.2 38.7 58.8 41.2 70.5
 Don’t know 10.8 5.5 9.1 15.9 5.5 11.4
Mean net positive score (2) −2.5 16.6 20.1 −3.4 49.8 5.6
Mean % of don’t know (3) 15.2 5.3 10.7 26.7 9.9 19.2
TOTAL(N) 2358 2405 2391 1973 1338 2080
  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
  4. (4) 1008 responses missing owing to error in electronic data capture program
  5. (5) The question on interference with menstruation was not asked for female sterilisation in Homa-Bay