The European Society of Contraception Expert Group on Abortion identified as one of its priorities to disseminate up-to-date evidence-based information on post-abortion contraception to healthcare providers. A concise communication was produced which summarises the latest research in an easy-to-read format suitable for busy clinicians.

This short communication explains the recommended timing of starting reversible contraceptive methods after abortion. All women should receive information about and be offered a supply of contraception, including emergency contraception, before leaving a healthcare facility. It is safe to initiate contraception immediately after abortion; all contraceptive options may be chosen from, unless there are medical restrictions for an individual woman.


Country rankings on access to contraception in 45 European countries The Contraception Atlas at is a map that scores 45 countries in Europe on access to modern contraception. It was launched on 14 February in Brussels. The scores are based on access to contraceptive supplies, family planning counselling and online information. They reveal a very uneven picture across Europe. The European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (EPF) produced the Atlas in partnership with … Continued

A Harm Reduction Model for Safe Abortion in Uruguay

This newsletter summarises all the papers in this supplement, based on excerpts from the actual text, with permission from Anibal Faúndes. The full papers are available on an open access basis under a Creative Commons licence.

What contraception do women use after abortion? An analysis of 319,385 cases from eight countries

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This paper describes contraceptive uptake in 319,385 women seeking abortion in 2,326 public sector health facilities in eight African and Asian countries from 2011 to 2013. Interventions included updating national guidelines, upgrading facilities, supplying contraceptive methods, and training providers.

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