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Barriers to Abortion Care and Their Consequences For Patients Traveling for Services: Qualitative Findings from Two States
TLDR
The amalgamation of barriers to abortion care experienced simultaneously can have significant consequences for patients, including delays in care, negative mental health impacts and considering self-induction.
Publicly Supported Family Planning Services in the United States: Likely Need, Availability and Impact, 2016
■ ■ While Title X–funded sites continued to serve the largest segment of women receiving publicly supported care, their patient load fell by 25%, from 4.7 million in 2010 to 3.5 million in 2016. The
Assessing Attitudes About Emergency Contraception Among Urban, Minority Adolescent Girls: An In-depth Interview Study
TLDR
Urban, minority adolescent girls have misconceptions about emergency contraception pills, are affected by the opinions of those close to them, and express concern about specific barriers to emergency contraception pill use.
What Women Want From Abortion Counseling in the United States: A Qualitative Study of Abortion Patients in 2008
TLDR
A cafeteria-style approach to counseling that allows women to specify what their needs are would better match abortion counseling with women's stated needs.
Incidence of Induced Abortion in Uganda, 2013: New Estimates Since 2003
TLDR
The findings reflect the increase in the use of modern contraception but also suggest that a large proportion of women are still having difficulty practicing contraception effectively, suggesting that improved access to contraceptive services and abortion-related care are still needed.
Estimating abortion incidence among adolescents and differences in postabortion care by age: a cross-sectional study of postabortion care patients in Uganda
TLDR
The high abortion rate among sexually active adolescents highlights the critical need to improve adolescent family planning in Uganda and calls for interventions to address unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion among unmarried women of all ages in Africa.
“If I know I am on the pill and I get pregnant, it’s an act of God”: women’s views on fatalism, agency and pregnancy
TLDR
Fatalism and agency should not be viewed as opposing outlooks when it comes to pregnancy and pregnancy prevention; having fatalistic views about pregnancy does not preclude contraceptive use.
The Complexity of Multiple Contraceptive Method Use and the Anxiety That Informs It: Implications for Theory and Practice
TLDR
The practice of combining methods in order to increase one’s level of protection from pregnancy was prevalent, and was mainly enacted in two ways: by backing up inconsistent method use with other methods and by “buttressing” methods.
Playing it Safe: Legal and Clandestine Abortions Among Adolescents in Ethiopia
TLDR
It is found that adolescents have the highest abortion rate among all age-groups, and the higher abortion and pregnancy rates among sexually active adolescents suggest that they face barriers in access to and use of contraceptive services.
The impact of Ghana’s R3M programme on the provision of safe abortions and postabortion care
TLDR
It is concluded that the R3M programme is helping safe abortion provision, with the differences being greater with control groups that are geographically distant, perhaps owing to lower contamination from movement of providers between facilities.
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