Effects of New Contraceptive Methods on Abortion Utilization

  • Jacqueline Darroch Forrest
  • Stanley K. Henshaw
Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)


For two reasons, the effect of new contraceptives on abortion is a relevant topic for discussion considering the demographic impact of new contraceptive methods: the level of abortion is an indicator of the efficiency with which fertility is being controlled through control of pregnancy and, in times and places where it is not available in safe, legal settings, abortion is an important contributor to infertility and to mortality of women of reproductive age.


Pregnancy Rate Contraceptive Method Unintended Pregnancy Abortion Rate Unplanned Pregnancy 
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  • Jacqueline Darroch Forrest
  • Stanley K. Henshaw

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