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Abortion care in Ghana: a critical review of the literature.
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PMID:  25438507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Government of Ghana has taken important steps to mitigate the impact of unsafe abortion. However, the expected decline in maternal deaths is yet to be realized. This literature review aims to present findings from empirical research directly related to abortion provision in Ghana and identify gaps for future research. A total of four (4) databases were searched with the keywords "Ghana and abortion" and hand review of reference lists was conducted. All abstracts were reviewed. The final include sample was 39 articles. Abortion-related complications represent a large component of admissions to gynecological wards in hospitals in Ghana as well as a large contributor to maternal mortality. Almost half of the included studies were hospital-based, mainly chart reviews. This review has identified gaps in the literature including: interviewing women who have sought unsafe abortions and with healthcare providers who may act as gatekeepers to women wishing to access safe abortion services.
Authors:
Sarah D Rominski; Jody R Lori
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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