标题：Contraception and Induced Abortions for Women of Reproductive Age Married in Recent Years in Rural Areas of Shandong, China
作者：Li, H.; Li, D. Q.; Li, H. Q.; Diao, Y. T.
作者机构：[Li, H.; Li, D. Q.; Li, H. Q.; Diao, Y. T.] Shandong Univ, Qilu Hosp, Ctr Canc, Jinan 250012, Peoples R China.
通讯作者地址：[Li, H]Shandong Univ, Qilu Hosp, Ctr Canc, 107 Wenhuaxi Rd, Jinan 250012, Peoples R China.
来源：GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION
关键词：Shandong, China; Abortion rate; Contraceptive use
摘要：Background: In 2001, the Chinese Government published the Population and Family Planning Law which gave citizens the right to know the facts about, and to choose, methods of birth control. Since then, the percentage use of different contraceptive methods has changed. More and more women have been using male condoms for birth control, which has resulted in an increasing prevalence of induced abortions of unintended pregnancies in recent years. Objective: To investigate the relationship between choice of contraception methods and rates of induced abortion in the rural areas of Shandong. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based survey on contraceptive methods and abortions in women of reproductive age who married between January 1, 2002, and August 31, 2005, was carried out in 8 sampling communities of rural areas in Shandong Province. Results: 7,159 of 8,520 women of childbearing age took part in the survey, which gave a response rate of 84.0%. The accumulative abortion rate was 2.39% for intrauterine device (IUD) use and 5.46% for male condom use during the period of survey. A longer duration of marriage and a longer time of male condom use increased the rate of induced abortions, while longer periods of IUD use decreased the rate of induced abortions. Conclusion: The results indicated that an integrated program for family planning, especially one that better educates condom users, must be initiated in the rural areas of Shandong Province, China. Copyright (C) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel