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Table 4 Reasons for inconsistent contraception use in the last 3 months

From: Contraception matters: indicators of poor usage of contraception in sexually active women attending family planning clinics in Victoria, Australia

  n %
No access 143 39
Forgot 130 35
Inconvenient 54 15
Side effects 39 11
Partner refused 34 9
Concerned about “hormones” 32 9
Too expensive 29 8
Didn’t feel need 23 6
Feels better without contraception 13 4
Too embarrassed to buy 13 4
Too embarrassed to talk to doctor 11 3
Other: Alcohol, Lazy, Spur of moment, Condom broke 13 4
  total =370