Contraception after Pregnancy Termination

  • Allan Rosenfield


Very simply put, contraceptive counseling and services are an essential component of any abortion service program. In fact, it is fair to say that contraception should be an integral part of all reproductive health care, particularly post-abortion and postpartum. It is unfortunately true that the general obstetrics and gynecology community, over the years, has given inadequate attention to this area, particularly for low-income clinic patients. The situation has been somewhat better in private practice but even here it is often the woman who initiates the discussion rather than the physician offering contraceptive counseling as an integral part of the health care process.


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Abortion Service Contraceptive Counseling Reproductive Health Care 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan Rosenfield
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  1. 1.School of Public HealthCenter For Population and Family Health Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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