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Table 2 Reproductive characteristics of participants (n = 515)

From: Acceptability and safety of the menstrual cups among Iranian women: a cross-sectional study

Category n (%) Mean (SD)
Minimum–maximum
Age at menarche   13.26 (1.41)
8–18
Number of pregnancies   
0 338 (65.6)  
1 106 (20.6)  
≥ 2 71 (13.8)  
Number of childbirth   
0 357 (69.3)  
1 104 (20.2)  
≥ 2 54 (10.5)  
Number of abortions   
0 453 (88)  
1 49 (9.5)  
≥ 2 13 (2.5)  
Number of alive children   
0 356 (69.1)  
1 102 (19.8)  
≥ 2 57 (11.1)  
Number of dead children   
0 494 (95.9)  
1 15 (2.9)  
≥ 2 6 (1.2)  
Current contraceptive methods   
Condoms 163 (31.7)  
Withdrawal 117 (22.7)  
Withdrawal + condoms 105 (20.4)  
OCP 10 (1.9)  
Condoms + OCP 46 (8.9)  
Withdrawal + OCP 11 (2.1)  
IUD 10 (1.9)  
Other methods 16 (3.1)  
No methods 37 (7.2)  
Cup's brand   
Lunnet 450 (87.4)  
Meluna 40 (7.8)  
Nature 10 (1.9)  
Other 15 (2.9)  
Leakage experience   
No 86 (16.7)  
Yes 429 (83.3)  
Number of episodes of leakage per cycle   
1 125 (29.1)  
2 123 (28.7)  
3 70 (16.3)  
4 41 (9.6)  
≥ 5 70 (16.3)  
Change frequency per cycle (h)   
≤ 4 88 (17.1)  
4–6 253 (49.1)  
≥ 6 174 (33.8)