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Title: Ordeal of Women for induced abortion in a rural area of Bangladesh
Authors: Bhuiya, Abbas Uddin
Aziz, Ayesha
Chowdhury, Mushtaque
Keywords: Abortion, Induced
Family planning
Issue Date: Jun-2001
Citation: J Health Popul Nutr 2001 Dec;19(4):281-290
Abstract: The study was carried out o document he context of induced abortion,nature of its management, and post-abortion complications in Matlab, Bangladesh. The study included all 91 cases of induced abortion that ook place in he study area from July o October 1995. Information was collected from women within 60 days after the abortion. A physician carried out in-depth interviews and physical examinations of 20 randomly-selected cases. The findings depicted a complex context, within which the women had to go for an abortion.In most cases, the complete lack of use or lack of use-effectiveness of family-planning methods resulted in unwanted pregnancies. The women in desperation sought abortion services from traditional sources first.When their conditions worsened, they contacted the available modern service facilities.At times, it was oo late and led to serious health consequences. Limited access to safe abortion services, together with an absence of social support, put women in a life-threatening situation. Prevention of unwanted pregnancies and access to safe abortion services are needed to improve the situation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/118
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