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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 996-999

Discontinuation of contraception in rural and urban areas in Menoufia Governorate


1 Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt
3 Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt

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Reem A Abo Al Agha
Tanta, Algharbia Governorate, 31511
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-2098.202531

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Objective The aim of this study was to study the reasons for discontinuation of contraception in rural and urban areas. Background Imperfect or incorrect use of contraception by women often leads to contraceptive discontinuation. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the reasons for discontinuation of contraception. Materials and methods This retrospective study was performed on 500 married women of reproductive age (20–50 years) who were using or discontinuing the use of any type of contraceptive method. This study was performed from 2012 to 2013. Results The highest discontinuation rates were observed for pills (40%), followed by injectables (37%). IUD (intrauterine device) had the lowest discontinuation rate. Thus, the main reason for discontinuation of contraception was side effects of the methods. Conclusion The reasons for discontinuation of contraceptive use primarily include side effects, desire to conceive, and contraceptive availability and acceptability. Family planning programmers and providers need to reach far and rural areas to help the couples successfully maintain and continue contraceptive use.


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