This report looks at contraceptive use dynamics in Pakistan, focusing on contraceptive discontinuation, method failure, and contraceptive switching, as well as the reasons for discontinuation. The study found that almost one-third of discontinuations were due to side effects followed by one-fifth of them by the method failure. Side effects were the most common reason for discontinuing modern methods (IUDs and hormonal methods), while failure was the most common reasons for discontinuing barrier and traditional methods (condom, rhythm, withdrawal). Based on the findings of this study, this report suggests that better training of health providers and better information and counseling of clients are needed to manage side effects of alternative contraception methods.
Mahmood, Arshad and Syeda Saman Naz. 2012. "Contraceptive use dynamics in Pakistan 2008-09." Islamabad: Population Council.
Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH)