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Objectives: The objectives were to determine the prevalence of abortions at CHR Saint Louis and define the epidemiological profile of patients. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study descrriptive of abortion cases registered in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service Hospital Saint Louis. Study ran from 1 January 2013 to 28 February 2015, or 26 months. We included all patients carrying a pregnancy of less than 22 weeks and who has an abortion. The variables studied were the socio-demographic characteristics, age of pregnancy, care mode, complications, and counceling chosen contraceptive method. We used the EPI6info Version 3.5.3 software and the R Version 3.0.2 software for data analysis. Results: During our study period, we recorded 893 cases of abortion. The average age of patients was 28.7 ± 7.6 to extremes of 14 and 53 years. Patients were married in 819 cases, or 91.7%. The management mode was dominated by MVA in 628 cases, followed by electric aspiration in 239 cases and a dissection in 23 cases. We recorded 15 cases of complications in type hemorrgies, or 1.6%. The councelig PF was done in 98.3% and was the chosen type pills in 484 cases against 189 cases in the injections. Conclusion: Support for abortion is common in the service, post morbite abotrum is less.
Abortion, Contraception, Saint louis , Preterm Birth