The purpose of this study was to compare use of any modern method and method tier between first trimester abortion patients from Mexico City’s Interrupcion Legal de Embarazo program, post-partum, and community-dwelling women. We conducted a retrospective secondary analysis, leveraging three data sources (ILE clinical records and two population-based surveys). We used coarsened exact matching, logistic regression, and calculated multivariable probabilities. Our matched multivariable results suggest that contraceptive use is slightly higher among ILE patients (63.6%; CI 63.2 - 64.1%) than community-dwelling women (60.6%; CI 59.5 - 61.8%) and post-partum women (58.1%; CI 55.3 – 60.9%). When we excluded sterilization, which is not available in the ILE program, post-partum women have a lower probability of using contraception than ILE patients (49.4%; CI 45.9 – 52.8% compared with 64.2%; CI 63.7 – 64.6%). The ILE program provides access to contraception on par with post-partum and community health services in Mexico.
Presented in Session 10. Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior & Reproductive Health 2