OJOG  Vol.5 No.3 , March 2015
Contraceptive Continuation, Pregnancy and Abortion Rate Two Years after Post Abortion Counselling

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.

Cite this paper
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, 5, 135-141. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2015.53018.
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