Unsafe Abortion- A Tragic Saga of Maternal Suffering

  • M C Regmi Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • P Rijal Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • S S Subedi Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • D Uprety Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • B Budathoki Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, BPKIHS, Dharan
  • A Agrawal Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, BPKIHS, Dharan

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Unsafe abortion is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries despite provision of adequate care and legalization of abortion. The aim of this study was to find out the contribution of unsafe abortion in maternal mortality and its other consequences.

METHODS:

A retrospective study was carried out in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in BPKIHS between 2005 April to 2008 September analyzing all the unsafe abortion related admissions.

RESULTS:

There were 70 unsafe abortion patients. Majority of them (52.8%) were of high grade. Most of them recovered but there were total 8maternal deaths.

CONCLUSIONS:

Unsafe abortion is still a significant medical and social problem even in post legalization era of this country.

Keywords: abortion, legalization, maternal death, unsafe.

Published
2010-03-31
How to Cite
Regmi, M., Rijal, P., Subedi, S., Uprety, D., Budathoki, B., & Agrawal, A. (2010). Unsafe Abortion- A Tragic Saga of Maternal Suffering. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 49(177). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.127
Section
Original Article