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Document Type
Analytical Studies
Publication Topic(s)
Family Planning
Zimbabwe, Egypt, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Colombia, Peru
Recommended Citation
Curtis, Sian L. and Ann K. Blanc. 1997. Determinants of Contraceptive Failure, Switching, and Discontinuation: An Analysis of DHS Contraceptive Histories. DHS Analytical Reports No. 6. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
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Publication Date
October 1997
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The purpose of this report is to examine contraceptive discontinuation in six developing countries that conducted DHS surveys between 1991 and 1995- Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Peru, and Zimbabwe. Four types of discontinuation are examined: failure, switching, and abandonment of use subdivided into users who are not "in need" following discontinuation of a contraceptive method and those who remain "in need."


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