Unsafe Abortion- A Tragic Saga of Maternal Suffering
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.
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