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Table 1 Operational definition of the reasons for not using contraceptive methods

From: Reasons for nonuse of contraceptive methods by women with demand for contraception not satisfied: an assessment of low and middle-income countries using demographic and health surveys

Outcomes (reasons) definition Reasons included
1) Respondent opposed Respondent opposed
2) Other opposed Husband or partner opposed
Others opposed
Religious prohibition
3) Lack of knowledge Knows no method
Knows no source
4) Health concerns Health concern
Fear of side effects
Interferes with bodily processes
5) Lack of Access Too far
Costs too much
No method available
Preferred method not available
6) Method-related Method is inconvenient to use
7) Fatalistic Fatalistic
8) Infrequent sex Not having sex
Infrequent sex