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

Ana Luiza Vilela Borges, Amy Ong Tsui, Elizabeth Fujimori, Luiza Akiko Komura Hoga

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalHealth care for women international
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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