Contraceptive behavior from teenagers at the time of abortion in Thrace
ESC Congress Library. Tsikouras P. 05/28/14; 50480; A-063
Dr. Panagiotis Tsikouras
Dr. Panagiotis Tsikouras
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Objective : Contraceptive advice at the time of abortion has great eminence in a way to prevent unintended pregnancies in teenagers. Information about contraceptive use in teenagers can be used to guide the development of state programs regarding unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. The purpose of the present study was to investigate contraceptive behavior of teenagers of two different socioeconomic populations in Thrace area.


Method: In a retrospective study during 7 years ( 2003-2010) were included 125 teenagers , aged 14-19 years ,68 Christian Orthodox ( Group A ) and 57 Muslim (Group B )  women living in Thrace and had an abortion in our Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Alexandroupolis. Attitudes concerning contraceptive practices previously to abortion and post abortion were assessed by means of a questionnaire. The participants gave detailed answers according to age ,place of residence ,religion, social ,economic status and using of contraceptive method .  Statistical analysis was performed using Turkey s test ,chi-square test. And on-way analysis of variance (ANOVA).


Results : In the Group A the prescribed contraceptive methods previously to abortion were as following: contraceptive pills especially low dose pills ( 26.8%) ,condom (24.2%) ,periodic abstinence ( 27,3%) ,coitus interrupted (21.3%). The findings in the Group B were contraceptive pills (15,3%) condom ( 35.8%) periodic abstinence ( 26,1%), coitus interrupted ( 22.3%). The interrupted coitus and periodic abstinence were the most common methods of contraception in both groups. The sexual partner in the Group B and the family consultant in Group A were the most usual sources of information.  All participants were agreed about the necessity of contraceptive counseling after abortion taking recommendations from the doctor about the various contraception methods. The majority of the participants preferred the contraceptive pills , in second position the condoms referred as the best method to prevent of unintended pregnancies.


Discussion : The  results of our study based on representative samples reveal that there are behavioral differences between the teenagers subgroups regarding contraceptive practices. Attitudes toward contraception reflect the time and  the society in which the teenagers are living. Contraceptive counseling is very important for both subgroups .



Objective : Contraceptive advice at the time of abortion has great eminence in a way to prevent unintended pregnancies in teenagers. Information about contraceptive use in teenagers can be used to guide the development of state programs regarding unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. The purpose of the present study was to investigate contraceptive behavior of teenagers of two different socioeconomic populations in Thrace area.


Method: In a retrospective study during 7 years ( 2003-2010) were included 125 teenagers , aged 14-19 years ,68 Christian Orthodox ( Group A ) and 57 Muslim (Group B )  women living in Thrace and had an abortion in our Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Alexandroupolis. Attitudes concerning contraceptive practices previously to abortion and post abortion were assessed by means of a questionnaire. The participants gave detailed answers according to age ,place of residence ,religion, social ,economic status and using of contraceptive method .  Statistical analysis was performed using Turkey s test ,chi-square test. And on-way analysis of variance (ANOVA).


Results : In the Group A the prescribed contraceptive methods previously to abortion were as following: contraceptive pills especially low dose pills ( 26.8%) ,condom (24.2%) ,periodic abstinence ( 27,3%) ,coitus interrupted (21.3%). The findings in the Group B were contraceptive pills (15,3%) condom ( 35.8%) periodic abstinence ( 26,1%), coitus interrupted ( 22.3%). The interrupted coitus and periodic abstinence were the most common methods of contraception in both groups. The sexual partner in the Group B and the family consultant in Group A were the most usual sources of information.  All participants were agreed about the necessity of contraceptive counseling after abortion taking recommendations from the doctor about the various contraception methods. The majority of the participants preferred the contraceptive pills , in second position the condoms referred as the best method to prevent of unintended pregnancies.


Discussion : The  results of our study based on representative samples reveal that there are behavioral differences between the teenagers subgroups regarding contraceptive practices. Attitudes toward contraception reflect the time and  the society in which the teenagers are living. Contraceptive counseling is very important for both subgroups .


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