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Table 1 Discontinuations to become pregnant by age and parity of woman and methods discontinued, by region

From: Return to pregnancy after contraceptive discontinuation to become pregnant: a pooled analysis of West and East African populations

  Francophone
West Africa
N = 5361
Anglophone
West Africa
N = 3403
East Africa
N = 6734
Discontinuations to become pregnant n (% of all reasons) n (% of all reasons) n (% of all reasons)
Age (years)
 15–24 2175 (44.4)* 1120 (31.9)* 3186 (39.2)*
 25–34 2569 (46.5) 1872 (40.5) 2986 (35.2)
 35–49 617 (30.4) 411 (24.1) 562 (18.9)
Parity
 0 child 749 (37.5)* 572 (29.2)* 1210 (36.9)*
 1+ child 4612 (44.2) 2831 (35.9) 5524 (33.9)
Method discontinued to become pregnant n (%) n (%) n (%)
Pill 1723 (32.1) 718 (21.1) 1017 (15.1)
Injectable 1510 (28.2) 1004 (29.5) 4063 (60.3)
Implant 591 (11.0) 144 (4.2) 541 (8.0)
Condom 282 (5.3) 328 (9.6) 304 (4.5)
IUD 115 (2.1) 72 (2.1) 113 (1.7)
Lactational amenorrhea method 432 (8.1) 229 (6.7) 80 (1.2)
Standard days method 66 (1.2) 10 (0.3) 24 (0.4)
Other moderna 27 (0.5) 51 (1.5) 19 (0.3)
Periodic abstinence/rhythm 297 (5.5) 321 (9.4) 335 (5.0)
Withdrawal 147 (2.7) 428 (12.6) 202 (3.0)
Other traditional methods 169 (3.2) 98 (2.9) 36 (0.5)
  1. aIncludes female condoms, emergency contraception, and “other modern methods.”
  2. *p < 0.05 demonstrating significant difference in distribution by age and parity