The effect of contraceptive counselling in the pre and post-natal period on contraceptive use at three months after delivery among Italian and immigrant women

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Introduction. Contraceptive counselling in the pre and post-natal period may be important for the use of postpartum contraception and prevention of induced abortion. This
paper evaluates the use of postpartum contraceptives and the factors associated with it in a sample of Italian and immigrant women.
Materials and methods. Data are drawn from two population-based follow-up surveys conducted to evaluate the quality of maternal care in 25 Italian Local Health Units in 2008/9 and 2010/1. Descriptive analyses and logistic regression models for complex survey data were used.
Results. The use of effective contraceptives in the postpartum period is similar between Italians and immigrants (65%). Fifty-nine percent of Italians and 63% of immigrants received  ontraceptive counselling by natal care services. Women who received counselling are more likely to use effective  ontraceptives (Italians OR = 2.55 95% CI 2.06 - 3.14; immigrants OR = 4.01 95% CI 2.40 - 6.70).
Conclusions. This study supports the notion that health professionals should take every opportunity during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium to provide information and counselling to improve knowledge and awareness of contraception.
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The effect of contraceptive counselling in the pre and post-natal period on contraceptive use at three months after delivery among Italian and immigrant women. (2014). Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 50(1), 54–61. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/30
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