What contraception do women use after abortion?

An analysis of 319,385 cases from eight countries

by Janie Benson, Kathryn Andersen, Dalia Brahmi et al.
Global Public Health – Published online: 18 May 2016

17 pp. 1.5 MB

Contraception is an essential element of high-quality abortion care. However, women seeking abortion often leave health facilities without receiving contraceptive counseling or methods, increasing their risk of unintended pregnancy. This paper describes contraceptive uptake in 319,385 women seeking abortion in 2,326 public-sector health facilities in eight African and Asian countries. The findings demonstrate high contraceptive uptake when it is delivered at the time of the abortion, a wide range of contraceptive commodities is available, and ongoing monitoring of services occurs.

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