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
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."