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Type Journal Article - Contraception
Title Correlates of contraceptive use 4 months postabortion: findings from a prospective study in Bangladesh
Volume 95
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers 279-287
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782415301797
Using the social determinants framework as a guide, this study sought to understand correlates of postabortion contraceptive use at the individual, family and abortion service delivery levels.

Study design
This prospective study assessed correlates of contraceptive use 4 months postabortion and timing of initiation using a facility-based sample of 398 abortion clients who selected pills, condoms, injectables or no method immediately following the procedure. We measured potential correlates immediately following abortion, inclusive of spontaneous or induced abortion, and assessed contraceptive use outcomes 4 months postabortion. Multivariable logistic regression models identified correlates at each level. Potential individual level correlates included contraceptive and abortion history and fertility intentions; family correlates included intimate partner violence (IPV), discordance in fertility intentions and household decision-making; and service delivery correlates included procedure type and postabortion contraceptive counseling.

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