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29 July 2011

IUD users have few repeat abortions

Giving women free access to long-term birth control after they've had an abortion may help them avoid a second one, New Zealand researchers suggest.

Giving women free access to long-term birth control after they've had an abortion may help them avoid a second one, New Zealand researchers suggest.

The results suggest long-acting birth control methods should be promoted to women following an abortion, according to the researchers.

 High prices hampered the spread of IUD in USA
"In the United States, widespread access to IUDs has been hampered by barriers including costs, lack of provider training, and misconceptions held by both patients and providers," Sally Rose and Dr Beverley Lawton of the University of Otago in Wellington wrote in a paper published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

 
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