Women in sub-Saharan Africa often use abortion as a method of limiting their fertility and spacing births. However, it is not well understood whether having an abortion influences contraceptive behavior. The goal of this study was to examine associations between abortion history and use of a modern contraceptive method among women in Luanda, Angola. To learn more, access the paper here.
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Abortion History and its Association With Use of Modern Contraceptive Methods in Luanda, Angola.
Authors: Natalie Morris and Ndola Prata
The study examined women’s history of induced abortion and their current use of modern contraceptive methods in Luanda, Angola. We used data from a 2012 cross-sectional study conducted in the capital province of Luanda. There was a positive, significant association after adjusting for potential confounders; women who had terminated one or more pregnancies were 1.23 times more likely to use a modern method as compared to those who never had an abortion (95% CI: 1.10 – 1.36, p < 0.001). While our data present basic information on the relationship between past abortion and current contraceptive use, we hope the results from this study can pave the way for future research to investigate the causal factors underlying this association to improve family planning efforts in the region.
Experience using mystery clients to measure an MA quality intervention: lessons from Uttar Pradesh.
Authors: Joanna Percher
Joanna Percher will be presenting it at the Psychosocial Workshop in Denver, CO in April 24-25.
abortion, Angola, contraceptive, family planning, Luanda, modern contraceptive, PAA, pregnancies, Psychological Workshop