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Table 3 Main reason for discontinuation, by order of discontinuation, from sampled women living in four cities of urban Uttar Pradesh, India, 2012 (N = 522)

From: Understanding patterns of temporary method use among urban women from Uttar Pradesh, India

Reason for discontinuation 1stn = 522 2ndn = 54 3rdn = 9 Total n = 585
Problems with method (%) 47.0 63.9 74.6 47.6
Became pregnant while using 18.7 14.8 36.6 17.5
Wanted more effective method 13.6 12.9 1.8 13.6
Health concerns 6.6 22.1 31.2 7.5
Side effects 6.7 9.5 5.0 7.1
Inconvenient to use 1.4 4.6 0.0 1.9
Diminished demand (%) 43.9 33.5 1.4 43.6
Wanted to become pregnant 31.7 20.2 1.4 31.4
Difficult to get pregnant/menopausal 8.0 0.0 0.0 8.0
Infrequent sex/husband away 4.2 13.3 0.0 4.2
Other (%) 9.2 2.6 23.8 8.8
Husband/partner disapproved 2.9 2.3 23.8 2.5
Lack of access/too far 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
Other 6.1 0.3 0.0 6.1