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Table 1 Calculation of FP couple years of protection

From: Adjustment of family planning service statistics reports to support decision-making at central and governorate level, Egypt

Contraceptive methods dispensed Conversion factor (in Egypt) Description
Pills (cycles) Divide by 13 13 cycles per couple/year
Condoms (units) Divide by 100 100 units per couple/year
IUD (units) Multiply by 3.2 Provides 3.2 years of protection on the average
Three monthly Injectable Divide by 4 4 units per couple/year
Monthly injectable Divide by 13 13 cycles per couple/year
Implanon Multiply by 2 Provides 2 years of protection on the average
Sterilization (procedure) Multiply by 10 Provides 10 years of protection on the average