Provider bias in the provision of contraceptives to adolescent and young adult women in South West Nigeria may affect quality of care and method choice. Interventions to reduce provider bias should go beyond technical training to address the underlying sociocultural beliefs that lead providers to impose restrictions that are not based on evidence.
While the implications of the law for women’s health and maternal mortality have been investigated, its potential association with fertility behavior has yet to be assessed. This paper examines metropolitan-area differences in overall and parity-specific childbearing, as well as the age pattern of childbearing between 2000 and 2010, to identify the contribution of abortion legalization to fertility in Mexico. Overall, the evidence suggests a systematic association between abortion legalization and fertility.