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Surgical abortion in second trimester: initial experiences in Nepal.
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PMID:  21209529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
INTRODUCTION: In spite of legalising abortion and making safe abortion available at affordable price at accessible distance to almost everyone, unsafe abortion especially second trimester abortion is still a big health problem in Nepal.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to fi nd the demographic profile, reasons for seeking abortion and to see the effectiveness of Misoprostol in preparing the cervix.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was done in the two second trimester abortion trainings conducted in Maternity hospital, Kathmandu. Total 57 clients had second trimester abortion performed. Information was collected from structured questionnaire and then data was analysed.
RESULTS: Commonest reason for seeking abortion was, multiparity (61.4%). Common reasons for second trimester abortion were, completed family size with unwanted pregnancy (61.4%), unwanted pregnancy in married (10.52%) unwanted pregnancy in unmarried (5.26%).
CONCLUSIONS: Second trimester abortion is one of the most common procedures performed in reproductive-aged women and when performed by a skilled provider in the appropriate setting, it is one of the safest surgeries, if it is well supported by change in policy of the country and acceptability of the people.
V Shrivastava; L Bajracharya; S Thapa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1812-2078     ISO Abbreviation:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101215359     Medline TA:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Country:  Nepal    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nepal Medical College, Jorpati.
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