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Contraception after Childbirth in Thailand

Publication Abstract

Knodel, John E., and Peerasit Kamnuansilpa. 1988. "Contraception after Childbirth in Thailand." Journal of Biosocial Science, 20: 321-32.

Results from a 1984 national survey indicate that the large majority of Thai women initiate contraception soon after giving birth. Among sterilized women, the vast majority undergo the operation during the immediate post-partum period and thus avoid the risks of subsequent unwanted pregnancy. Rates of initiation of other methods are unusually high at and immediately following the time at which menses return, and hence only modest proportions of Thai women remain at risk of unwanted pregnancy for very long after the birth of a child.

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