Table 3

Reasons not to choose the pill, patch, or ring (all countries combined)
Reasons why women who selected the: Patch or ring Pill or ring Pill or patch
Did not select the: Pilla Patchb Ringc
(%) (%) (%)
Daily use 5083 (72.0)
Not interested in weekly contraception 3879 (26.0)
Not interested in monthly contraception 2174 (19.8)
More convenient methods are available 3364 (47.6) 5893 (39.5) 4406 (40.2)
Not easy to use 541 (7.7) 1163 (7.8) 2766 (25.2)
Heard negative stories 1337 (18.9) 1908 (12.8) 993 (9.1)
Not effective 144 (2.0) 411 (2.8) 159 (1.5)
Will forget to take it 4788 (67.8)
Will forget to remove and replace 2877 (19.3)
Will forget to remove 1959 (17.9)
Do not like to detach from skin 3851 (25.8)
Do not like to use a foreign body 5308 (48.4)
No regular menstrual bleeding 339 (4.8) 486 (3.3) 436 (4.0)
Very old method 742 (10.5)
Cost 187 (2.6) 1957 (13.1) 2387 (21.8)
Not effective with certain antibiotics 1958 (27.7)
Efficacy reduced by vomiting, diarrhea 3167 (44.9)
Not discrete, visible 7911 (53.0)
Can fall off 7228 (48.4)
Can fall out 2116 (19.3)
Can irritate skin 5817 (38.9)
Do not know anybody who uses it 63 (0.9) 3920 (26.2) 3709 (33.8)
Doctor did not recommend it 441 (6.2) 1216 (8.1) 653 (6.0)
My partner does not like it 170 (2.4) 595 (4.0) 885 (8.1)
Side effects 2433 (34.5) 481 (3.2) 277 (2.5)
Dangerous 324 (4.6) 75 (0.5) 105 (1.0)
Other 318 (4.5) 727 (4.9) 592 (5.4)

‘—’ = reason not asked for particular method; other = other reason not previously specified.

amissing responses, n = 28; bmissing responses, n = 47; cmissing responses, n = 34.

Egarter et al.

Egarter et al. BMC Women's Health 2013 13:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-9

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