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Risk factors for repeat abortions and their spacing: Evidence from registry data in Spain

@inproceedings{Nicodemo2022RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for repeat abortions and their spacing: Evidence from registry data in Spain},
  author={Catia Nicodemo and Sonia Oreffice and Climent Quintana‐Domeque},
  year={2022}
}
Using administrative data on all induced abortions recorded in Spain in 2019, we analyze the characteristics of women undergoing repeat abortions, as well as the spacing with the previous abortion. We find that, compared to women who experience their first abortion, women who undergo a repeat abortion tend to be less educated and are more likely to have dependent children, live alone or be foreign-born, while we estimate a non-monotonic relationship with age. We also report that being low… 

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