Recurrent Induced Abortion — Still A Prevalent Problem
Keywords:Induced abortion, maternal mortality
Induced abortion is one of the major health problems and leading cause of maternal mortality. In Pakistan 11% of maternal deaths occur due to unsafe abortion. In this one year study 431 patients were evaluated. Various aspects of induced abortion were noted. Awareness about contraception and method used for termination of pregnancy along with maternal mortality and morbidity were assessed. Effects of marital status, age and parity were compared. Access to safe abortion is essential and technically feasible. It should be provided in combination with good quality, family planning services to both men and women. Adequate and high quality contraceptive counseling at school level. Sex education should be imparted. Though the cause of induced abortion are complex, inter-related but almost always preventable.
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