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Access to Contraceptives in Countries With Restrictive Abortion Laws: The Case of Brazil

TitleAccess to Contraceptives in Countries With Restrictive Abortion Laws: The Case of Brazil
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBorges, AL, Tsui, AO, Fujimori, E, Hoga, LA
JournalHealth Care Women Int
Volume37
Pagination170-9
Date PublishedJun 4
ISBN Number1096-4665 (Electronic)0739-9332 (Linking)
Accession Number26042959
Keywords*Contraceptive Agents, *Legislation as Topic, Abortion, Induced/*psychology/statistics & numerical data, Adolescent, Adult, Brazil, Choice Behavior, Contraception Behavior/*statistics & numerical data, Family Planning Services/*organization & administration, Female, Health Services Accessibility/*statistics & numerical data, Humans, Pregnancy
Abstract

We aimed to determine whether current contraceptive use is affected by a history of abortion for women from a country with abortion-restricted laws. This is an analysis of 2006 Brazil Demographic and Health Survey. Nonpregnant women whose first pregnancy occurred in the previous 5 years were selected for this study (n = 2,181). We used propensity score matching to compare current contraceptive use among women with induced or spontaneous abortion and women with no abortion. We found differences in the use, but women with a history of abortion did not report more effective contraceptive than women with no abortion, as we expected.

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PMC4844020