Prevalence Trends and Determinants of Post Abortion Contraception Use in Selected Districts of Nepal


The use of post abortion contraceptives among women of reproductive age varies across the globe. In 2012, the percentage distribution of IUD users among women using modern contraceptives was 38% in high income countries and 28% in developing countries (Darroch and Singh 2013). Despite global evidence suggesting the effectiveness of post abortion contraception, its minimal use among post-abortion clients is a worry for policy makers and program managers. Evidence from different parts of the world points to a number of factors such as demography, socio-economy, awareness, provision of counseling services, health insurance, supplies and health system capacity responsible for low uptake of post abortion contraception. However, it is not possible to draw general conclusions from global studies, because of the factors affecting the availability and quality of post abortion contraception use vary significantly across countries. This suggests a need for country level research to identify the barriers to contraceptive use. There is further need of clear and dis-aggregated data on post abortion contraceptive users and empirical evidence to explore the factors in detail. In this context, this study has aimed to identify prevalence, trends and correlates of post abortion contraceptives use at country level.

Project Objectives

  • To assess prevalence, trends and correlates of
    post abortion contraception use in Nepal.


  • To identify the means to improve FP uptake in

Working areas


Five selected districts (Sunsari, Morang, Baglung, Myagdi, Parbat)

Project timeline

March-December, 2019