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Abortion and unwanted pregnancy in Adigrat Zonal Hospital, Tigray, north Ethiopia.
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PMID:  21495611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Unwanted pregnancy is associated with increased risk of maternal mortality and morbidity. This study was done to determine the causes of unwanted pregnancy and its impact on maternal health. A cross sectional study (February 1, 2002-January 31, 2004) was conducted on 907 patients with diagnosis of abortion and admitted to the gynecological ward of Adigrat zonal hospital, Tigray Region, Ethiopia. This accounts to 12.6% of all hospital and 60.6% of gynecological admissions. The majority of these women (69.8%) had unwanted pregnancy. Modern contraception methods were not in use in 76.2% of unwanted and 57.7% of wanted pregnancies (P = 0.008). Interference was reported in 81.4% of unwanted pregnancy. High incidence of complication was reported in patients with unwanted pregnancy. In this study it is found that unwanted pregnancy is associated with increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. The development and prompt implementation of a strategy that enables women to safely manage unwanted pregnancy is recommended.
Amanuel Gessessew
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     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:  183-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mekele Hospital, P.O. Box 22, Mekele, Tigray, Ethiopia.
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