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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Sep;118 Suppl 2:S113-20. doi: 10.1016/S0020-7292(12)60009-5.

Pathways and consequences of unsafe abortion: a comparison among women with complications after induced and spontaneous abortions in Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Ipas India, New Delhi, India. banerjees@ipas.org

Abstract

This study aimed to understand women's pathways of seeking care for postabortion complications in Madhya Pradesh, India. The study recruited 786 women between July and November 2007. Data were collected on service provision, abortion-related complications, care-seeking behavior, knowledge about abortion legality and availability, methods used, symptoms, referral source, and out-of-pocket costs. Women seeking care for complications from induced abortion followed more complex pathways to treatment than women with complications of spontaneous abortion. More complex pathways were associated with higher out-of-pocket costs. Improving community awareness on legal aspects, safe abortion methods, and trained providers are necessary to reduce morbidity associated with unsafe abortion.

PMID:
22920614
DOI:
10.1016/S0020-7292(12)60009-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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