Sexual and reproductive health

Long-term contraceptive protection, discontinuation and switching behaviour

Intrauterine device (IUD) use dynamics in 14 developing countries

Mohamed M. Ali, Rachael K. Sadler, John Cleland, Thoai D. Ngo and Iqbal H. Shah

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Number of pages: 47
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English


The aim of this report is to provide an in-depth assessment of IUD use-dynamics in developing countries, with a focus on discontinuation and method-switching, and to compare users of IUDs with users of other methods in these regards. Contraceptive calendar data from 14 nationally representative surveys were used for the analysis. All but two of the surveys were conducted between 1998 and 2008. All major developing regions are represented with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa, for which no suitable survey data were available.