The potential role of contraception in reducing abortion.

@article{Bongaarts2000ThePR,
  title={The potential role of contraception in reducing abortion.},
  author={John Bongaarts and Charles F. Westoff},
  journal={Studies in family planning},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={
          193-202
        }
}
This study examines the potential role of further increases in contraceptive prevalence and effectiveness in reducing abortion rates. The model used in this analysis links the abortion rate to its direct determinants, including couples' reproductive preferences, the prevalence and effectiveness of contraceptive practice to implement these preferences, and the probability of undergoing an abortion to avoid an unintended birth when a contraceptive fails or is not used. An assessment of the… Expand
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