To study the acceptance of contraception in post abortal (induced abortion or spontaneous abortion) women.
To increase awareness of post abortal contraception.
Material & Method: The present study is a cross sectional study. The study was carried on 400 Women coming for abortion (spontaneous / induced) in Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune. A predesigned semi-structured questionnaire was prepared based on the review of literature on post abortal contraception on women.
Results: It was seen from the present study that acceptance of post abortal contraception was 85%. The most common method accepted was permanent method and the most common source for knowledge about contraception was health worker and friends.
Conclusion: Inspiring couples to have actual contraceptive methods is a valued way to reduce willingly persuaded abortions either illegal or otherwise. This can be achieved by providing adequate information about the available contraceptive methods and helping couples to choose one that suits them.