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Clinic-based surveillance of adverse pregnancy outcomes to identify induced abortions in Accra, Ghana.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18678177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reliable measures of induced abortion remain elusive, especially when the public perception is that the procedure is immoral or improper. This study draws on interviews using a modified preceding birth technique (PBT) with women attending antenatal and maternity clinics in Accra to compare rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes (stillbirths, miscarriages, and induced abortions) with rates from a household maternity history and the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey. The reports from the antenatal clinics produced some of the highest rates for adverse outcomes of pregnancy. In light of the generally high coverage of antenatal services found even in developing countries, the method based on the PBT holds promise for the improvement of reports of miscarriage and abortion worldwide.
Elizabeth Oliveras; Clement Ahiadeke; Richard M Adanu; Allan G Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in family planning     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0039-3665     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Fam Plann     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-05     Completed Date:  2008-10-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7810364     Medline TA:  Stud Fam Plann     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health Systems and Infectious Diseases Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, G.P.O. 128, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / statistics & numerical data*
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Ghana / epidemiology
Pilot Projects
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prenatal Care
Stillbirth / epidemiology

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