Correlates of contraceptive use four months post-abortion: Findings from a prospective study in Bangladesh
The study found that delayed contraceptive initiation was more common among women who reported past year IPV. Postabortion contraceptive counseling should assess previous use patterns and provide information on using contraception effectively. Delayed initiation among women reporting IPV could be addressed through comprehensive, confidential counseling that includes violence screening, support for contraceptive initiation, and offer of woman-controlled methods.
Authors: Pearson, Erin, Kamal Kanti Biswas, Kathryn L. Andersen, Caroline Moreau, Rezwana Chowdhury, Sharmin Sultana, S.M. Shahidullah, Pamela J. Surkan, Michele R. Decker