Research on adverse childhood experiences and use of modern contraception is limited in Honduras. The government has made substantial gains in promoting modern contraception. Young adults experience high rates of violence. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between ACEs and contraceptive behaviors among young women and men.
To assess the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and contraceptive behaviors among young women and men, data was used from the 2017 Honduras Violence against Children and Youth Survey (VACS), a cross-sectional, nationally representative household survey of childhood adversity. It assessed associations between adverse childhood experiences and three contraceptive use outcomes: use versus nonuse of modern contraceptives; use of methods requiring medium/high or low programmatic support among current contraceptive users; and frequent versus infrequent condom use.
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