Objectives: To estimate the contraceptive use rate, pregnancy and abortion
rate two years after post abortion counselling. Methods: In this current paper
we conducted a cross-sectional study from September to December 2011 among
women who participated of original randomized trial. In this study 118 women
who had been allocated in the group that received the personalized
contraceptive counselling and 103 women who had been allocated in the group
that received standard counselling service were contacted by phone. The
analyzed variables were the use of contraceptive methods, reasons for not using
them, satisfaction in used method, and occurrence of pregnancy and abortion.
Results: The pregnancy rate was lower in the personalized counselling group (p
= 0.022), whereas abortion (p = 0.543) and contraceptive use rate (p = 0.270)
had no difference between groups. The overall contraceptive use rate was high
in both groups and the injectable method use rate was higher in personalized
counselling group (p = 0.004). Conclusions: Two years after the
intervention the pregnancy rate was lower in personalized counselling group.
The contraceptive use rate had no difference between the groups, except for the
injectable which the use rate was higher in the personalized counselling group.
These results could be encouraging because the intervention improved the uptake
of one of the long-acting methods of contraception.
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Ferreira, A. , Boa-Viagem, M. and Souza, A. (2015) Contraceptive Continuation, Pregnancy and Abortion Rate Two Years after Post Abortion Counselling. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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