Long-acting reversible contraception use after medical abortion is associated with reduced likelihood of a second medical abortion

Luke E. Grzeskowiak, Alice R. Rumbold, Asvini Subasinghe, Danielle Mazza, Kirsten I. Black, Helen Calabretto, Jenni Ilomäki

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Abstract

Women should be informed about and offered effective contraception as part of abortion care.1 Ovulation can occur as early as eight days after an abortion,2 and more than 50% of women report resuming sexual activity within two weeks.3 Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including implants and intra-uterine devices (IUDs), can be safely initiated after early medical abortion, and is associated with lower risks of subsequent unintended pregnancies and further abortions than other contraceptive methods.1
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-477
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume216
Issue number9
Early online date24 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Keywords

  • Abortion, induced
  • Contraception
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Primary care

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