June 28, 2023

Estimating induced abortion incidence and the use ofnon-recommended abortion methods and sources in twoprovinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasaand Kongo Central) in 2021: results from population-based,cross-sectional surveys of reproduc

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The changing abortion legal and practice landscape in the DRC in recent years calls for a re-examining of induced abortion experiences. The current study provides population-level estimates of induced abortion incidence and safety by women’s characteristics in two provinces using direct and indirect approaches to assess indirect method performance. We use representative survey data on women aged 15–49 in Kinshasa and Kongo Central collected from December 2021 to April 2022.