alexa Abortion and unwanted pregnancy in Adigrat Zonal Hospital, Tigray, north Ethiopia.
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Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Author(s): Gessessew A

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Abstract 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.
This article was published in Afr J Reprod Health and referenced in Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

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