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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/3384
Title:
Effectiveness of preabortion counseling on postabortion contraceptive use
Authors:
Bender, Sóley S; Geirsson, Reynir T
Citation:
Contraception 2004, 69(6):481-7
Issue Date:
2004
Abstract:
In a randomized trial, the effect of preabortion counseling was evaluated and contraceptive use postabortion described. The 420 women, who were assigned into either an intervention group (n = 210) or a control group (n = 210), were followed-up 4-6 months later, a total of 148 and 128 women in each respective group. No significant difference was found between the two groups regarding contraceptive use after abortion (86%, 85%), which indicates no immediate intervention effect. The women, in both groups, who had previously undergone abortion were less likely to use contraception. The main contraceptive methods used by intervention and control groups were oral contraceptives (61% and 58%, respectively) and injectables (12% and 11%). Choice of method was mainly based on women's prior perception of effectiveness and convenience of use. A majority of the women in both groups could not specify their contraceptive plans. A postrandomization inequality regarding age, education and parity in the two groups had, however, to be taken into account. Intensive contraceptive counseling before abortion may not be effective, but those who are at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy need special attention.
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dc.contributor.authorBender, Sóley S-
dc.contributor.authorGeirsson, Reynir T-
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-11T12:19:30Z-
dc.date.available2006-07-11T12:19:30Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationContraception 2004, 69(6):481-7en
dc.identifier.issn0010-7824-
dc.identifier.pmid15157793-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.contraception.2003.12.014-
dc.identifier.otherSAR12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/3384-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractIn a randomized trial, the effect of preabortion counseling was evaluated and contraceptive use postabortion described. The 420 women, who were assigned into either an intervention group (n = 210) or a control group (n = 210), were followed-up 4-6 months later, a total of 148 and 128 women in each respective group. No significant difference was found between the two groups regarding contraceptive use after abortion (86%, 85%), which indicates no immediate intervention effect. The women, in both groups, who had previously undergone abortion were less likely to use contraception. The main contraceptive methods used by intervention and control groups were oral contraceptives (61% and 58%, respectively) and injectables (12% and 11%). Choice of method was mainly based on women's prior perception of effectiveness and convenience of use. A majority of the women in both groups could not specify their contraceptive plans. A postrandomization inequality regarding age, education and parity in the two groups had, however, to be taken into account. Intensive contraceptive counseling before abortion may not be effective, but those who are at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy need special attention.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/PIIS0010782404000095/abstracten
dc.subjectAdolescenten
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectAftercareen
dc.subjectContraception Behavioren
dc.subjectCounselingen
dc.subjectFamily Planning Servicesen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectIcelanden
dc.subjectMiddle Ageden
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen
dc.subjectTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleEffectiveness of preabortion counseling on postabortion contraceptive useen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.format.digYES-

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