Factors associated with choice of post-abortion contraception in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ndola Prata, Suzanne Bell, Martine Holston, Caitlin Gerdts, Yilma Melkamu

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Abstract

The high demand for abortion related services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia indicates a reliance on abortion to control fertility and highlights an opportunity to increase access to contraceptives and improve post-abortion care. We analyzed the medical records of 1,200 women seeking abortion related services. Logistic regression was used to determine factors associated with use of modern or long-acting contraceptive post-abortion. Multivariate results illustrate that women aged 40-44, students, employed women, receipt of services in private clinics, number of children, and number of previous abortions were significantly associated with the odds of adopting any modern contraceptive post-abortion. The odds of choosing a long-active contraceptive method were significantly and positively associated with being age 25-29, attaining secondary or higher education, and number of children. Improved services and information along with reliable access to modern and long-acting contraceptives can reduce the need to use abortion to control fertility among women in Addis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalAfrican journal of reproductive health
Volume15
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Contraceptive Agents
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Induced Abortion
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Logistic Models
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  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Factors associated with choice of post-abortion contraception in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. / Prata, Ndola; Bell, Suzanne; Holston, Martine; Gerdts, Caitlin; Melkamu, Yilma.

In: African journal of reproductive health, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.09.2011, p. 51-57.

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Prata, Ndola ; Bell, Suzanne ; Holston, Martine ; Gerdts, Caitlin ; Melkamu, Yilma. / Factors associated with choice of post-abortion contraception in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In: African journal of reproductive health. 2011 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 51-57.
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