Contraceptive care at the time of medical abortion: experiences of women and health professionals in a hospital or community sexual and reproductive health context

Carrie Purcell, Sharon Cameron, Julia Lawton, Anna Glasier & Jeni Harden

Journal Article

This 2016 paper brings together qualitative data from interviews with providers and women who had undergone abortion, conducted as part of the Integrating Abortion study. It looks at the question of whether and how contraception is best addressed with women seeking abortion. The analysis highlights that, while clinic appointments for women seeking abortion may, in theory, be a ‘good’ time to talk about contraception, doing so in an effective and non-judgemental way takes considerable expertise and effort. Hence, it suggests that training should explicitly recognise ways in which women and health professionals’ priorities may differ in this respect.

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