Women who obtain repeat abortions: a study based on record linkage

Fam Plann Perspect. Jan-Feb 1979;11(1):30-8.


The proportion of induced abortions in a year that are repeat procedures rises over time, but this rate is as low as can be expected given the shortcomings of currently available contraceptives. There is no evidence that women substitute abortion for contraception. Teenagers and poor women have greater difficulty avoiding unwanted pregnancies.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Induced / statistics & numerical data*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Contraception
  • Female
  • Hawaii
  • Humans
  • Medical Record Linkage*
  • Medical Records*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk
  • Socioeconomic Factors