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Gac Sanit. 2015 May-Jun;29(3):205-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.10.003. Epub 2014 Nov 15.

[Induced abortion and use of contraceptive methods among prostitutes in Almería (Spain)].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
DCCU Bola Azul, Servicio Andaluz de Salud, Almería, España. Electronic address: chussa02@hotmail.com.
2
Servicio de Salud Pública, Delegación Territorial de Igualdad, Salud y Políticas Sociales de la Junta de Andalucía, Almería, España.
3
Agencia Sanitaria de Cooperación al Desarrollo, Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad de Granada, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the performance of induced abortion (IA) in prostitutes in Almería (Spain) and its association with the use of contraceptive methods.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional study was conducted in 110 women. A bivariate analyses using either the χ(2) test or Fisher's exact test was carried out (significance level <0.05), with calculation of odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals.

RESULTS:

A total of 52.7% of women had undergone at least one IA. All of these women used condoms and 35.5% of them also used another contraceptive method. No statistically significant association was found between condom breakage and the performance of IA or in the use of other contraceptive methods.

CONCLUSIONS:

A high percentage of this group of women had undergone IA, despite widespread condom use. However, there was a high percentage of condom breakage and a low percentage of use of emergency contraceptive pills after risky sexual relationships.

KEYWORDS:

Aborto inducido; Condoms; Contraception; Immigration; Induced abortion; Inmigración; Métodos anticonceptivos; Preservativo; Prostitución; Prostitution

PMID:
25455217
DOI:
10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.10.003
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