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Trends and determinants of use of long-acting reversible contraception use among young women in France: results from three national surveys conducted between 2000 and 2010

TitleTrends and determinants of use of long-acting reversible contraception use among young women in France: results from three national surveys conducted between 2000 and 2010
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMoreau, C, Bohet, A, Hassoun, D, Teboul, M, Bajos, N
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume100
Pagination451-8
Date PublishedAug
ISBN Number1556-5653 (Electronic)0015-0282 (Linking)
Accession Number23663994
KeywordsSexual and Reproductive Health
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate trends and determinants in the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including intrauterine devices and implants, over the last decade among young women in France. DESIGN: Data drawn from three cross-sectional national probability surveys. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,204 women, ages 15 to 29, who are at potential risk of an unintended pregnancy in 2000; 1,921 in 2005; and 1,281 in 2010. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Logistic regression models were used to explore trends in LARC use since 2000 and to examine determinants of LARC use in 2010. RESULT(S): A minority of women were using LARC methods, with a significant increase between 2000 and 2010, from 4.6% to 6.4%. The odds of LARC use in 2010 were higher among women 20 to 29 years, parous women, women with a history of unintended pregnancy, women in difficult financial situations, smokers, and women in the care of a gynecologist. CONCLUSION(S): This study shows that little progress has been made in LARC use among young women in France, despite these methods being widely available and reimbursed by the national health system.