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Table 3 Knowledge of Married Women about Long Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Methods of Mekelle town, 2011 (N = 281)

From: Factors associated with utilization of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods among married women of reproductive age in Mekelle town, Tigray region, north Ethiopia

S.No Knowledge statements Knowledge of married women on LAPM
   True False Not sure
   % % %
1. IUCD can prevent pregnancies for more than 10 years 37.8 10.9 51.4
2. IUCD is not appropriate for female at high risk of getting STIs 29.9 27.6 42.5
3. IUCD has no interference with sexual intercourse or desire 48 10.9 41.2
4. IUCD is immediately reversible(become pregnant quickly when removed) 62.2 14.6 23.1
5. IUCD cannot cause cancer 57.5 30.6 11.9
6. Implant can prevent pregnancies for 5 years 89.5 4.4 6.1
7. Implants require minor surgical procedure during insertion and removal 87 6.1 6.8
8. Implantsis immediately reversible(becomes pregnant quickly when removed) 69.7 13.3 17
9. Vasectomy has no interference with sexual intercourse 33 8.2 58.8
10. After female sterilization pregnancy is not possible 23.8 45.6 30.6