The main purpose of conducting this study was to compare ever in life contraception use, use of contraception at current conception, and planned use of contraception after an induced abortion, among three groups of women: migrants, second-generation migrants, and non-migrant women. Evaluating all the previously mentioned things was to compare the types of contraception methods used and intended for future use among the three groups of women.
This was a cross-sectional study. The researchers administered a questionnaire face-to-face to women aged 18 years and older who were seeking abortion care at one of six abortion clinics.
The total sample size included 637 women. Migrants and second-generation migrants were less likely to have used contraception. However, at the time of the current conception, and to plan to use contraception after their induced abortion compared with non-migrant women. Historically, non-migrants had used pills and withdrawal while migrants had used the copper intrauterine device to a higher extent compared to the other two groups of women.
The study concluded through its findings that the lower proportions of contraception use were found in migrants and second-generation migrants than in non-migrants. In addition, there were significant differences in the types of contraception methods used historically and intended for future use.
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