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Table 2 Specific side effects reported by a subset of men who reported they had heard of any side effects of some family planning methods (n = 69)

From: Knowledge and use of family planning among men in rural Uganda

Reported side effect N (%)
Abnormal uterine bleeding 27 (39)
Abdominal pain 12 (17)
Headache/dizziness 11 (16)
Vaginal dryness 10 (14)
Infertility 8 (12)
Decreased libido 7 (10)
Cancer 6 (9)
Birth defects or abnormal pregnancy 5 (7)
Weight loss 4 (6)
  1. Side effects reported by < 5% of men are not included