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The role of changes in contraceptive use in the decline of induced abortion in Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11326456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The induced abortion rate in Turkey declined from a peak of 4.5 abortions per 100 women in 1988 to 2.4 in 1998. This study examines the extent to which the decline in abortion in Turkey can be attributed to increased use of modern contraceptives. Trends in induced abortion rates and in contraceptive use are examined among Turkish women together with fertility preferences, changes in the contraceptive behavior associated with abortion, and changes in the propensity to abort unwanted pregnancies. The analysis includes a number of simulations that examine what abortion levels might be in different contraceptive-use scenarios. Results indicate that the decline in abortion is due to a decrease in the number of abortions associated with traditional method failure. This decrease is related to three factors: a shift from traditional method use to modern method use, a decline in the traditional method failure rate, and a decline in the proportion of pregnancies resulting from traditional method failures that are aborted.
P Senlet; S L Curtis; J Mathis; H Raggers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in family planning     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0039-3665     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Fam Plann     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-30     Completed Date:  2001-09-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7810364     Medline TA:  Stud Fam Plann     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
USAID/Turkey, United States Embassy, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / statistics & numerical data,  trends*
Contraception / trends,  utilization*
Contraception Behavior / statistics & numerical data
Health Services Needs and Demand
Medicine, Traditional
Middle Aged
Turkey / epidemiology

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