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Table 2 Knowledge of short term contraceptive user women on LAPMs and its characteristics in Wolaita zone, SNNPR Ethiopia, January, 2013

From: Factors affecting women’s intention to use long acting and permanent contraceptive methods in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Characteristics (n = 411) Frequency Percent
Female sterilization 116 28.2
Male sterilization 37 9
Implants (Implanon/Jadelle/ Norplant) 361 87.8
IUD 222 54
IUCD can prevent pregnancies for more than 10 years 221 53.8
After female sterilization pregnancy is not possible 119 29
The implant can prevent pregnancies for 3–5 years. 349 84.9
Vasectomy has no interference with sexual intercourse 41 10
Implants require a minor surgical procedure during insertion and removal 317 77.1
IUCD is not appropriate for female at high risk of getting STIs 114 27.7