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Induced abortion: a four-year experience at a University Gynaecological Clinic in Greece.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15512679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to estimate the percentage of women who asked for pregnancy termination as an alternative to using family planning. The reasons given for requesting termination were documented and evaluated. During a 4-year period, 663 women came to the Family Planning Department. Four hundred and ninety-one (77.6%) were pregnant, in the first trimester of pregnancy and requesting an induced abortion. Consultation and counselling resulted in a 25% decrease in the number who finally had their pregnancies terminated. The low socio-economic status of most of the women and the negative attitude of our society towards an unmarried mother remain the main reasons for a high rate of therapeutic abortion.
Authors:
D Rousso; D Panidis; B Karayannis; A Kourtis; P Petropoulos; M Mamopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  618-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Third Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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