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Prevalence and factors associated with abortion and unsafe abortion in Nepal: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Published on Dec 1, 2018in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2.41
· DOI :10.1186/s12884-018-2011-y
Abinath Yogi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UTA: University of Tampere),
Prakash K.C1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UTA: University of Tampere),
Subas Neupane16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UTA: University of Tampere)
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Abstract
Background Abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal death in low- and middle-income countries. In Nepal, abortion is reported to be the third leading cause of maternal death. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with abortion and unsafe abortion in Nepal.
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Public Health 2.57
Beatrice W. Maina4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Michael Mutua8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Estelle M. Sidze5
Estimated H-index: 5
Background Over six million induced abortions were reported in Africa in 2008 with over two million induced abortions occurring in Eastern Africa. Although a significant proportion of women in the region procure more than one abortion during their reproductive period, there is a dearth of research on factors associated with repeat abortion.
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Reproductive Health 2.29
Shashi Kant12
Estimated H-index: 12
(AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences),
Rahul Srivastava8
Estimated H-index: 8
(AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
+ 3 AuthorsChandrakant S Pandav21
Estimated H-index: 21
(AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
Background Induced abortion has been legal in India on a broad range of medical and social grounds since 1980s. Often, induced abortion is resorted to as a means for contraception, and has a potential to be misused for sex selective feticide. We assessed the rates, trends, causes and determinants of induced abortions from 2008–12 in a rural community of northern India.
Published on Mar 1, 2015in Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 1.12
Guo-peng Gao3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Anhui Medical University),
Ren-Jie Zhang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Anhui Medical University)
+ 6 AuthorsYe-Huan Sun5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Anhui Medical University)
Aim This study aims to assess the prevalence of and factors associated with induced abortion among married women in rural areas of Anhui Province, China. Material and Methods A multistage probability sampling method was used to identify a representative sample of 53 652 married women aged 18–49 years in rural areas of Anhui Province, China. All women were interviewed in the form of a standardized questionnaire. Results We found that 32.0% (16 800) of these women had had at least one induced abor...
Published on Oct 3, 2014in Women & Health 1.16
Annik Sorhaindo14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Population Council),
Clara Juárez-Ramírez2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 3 AuthorsSandra Garcia1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation)
Social manifestations of abortion stigma depend upon cultural, legal, and religious context. Abortion stigma in Mexico is under-researched. This study explored the sources, experiences, and consequences of stigma from the perspectives of women who had had an abortion, male partners, and members of the general population in different regional and legal contexts. We explored abortion stigma in Mexico City where abortion is legal in the first trimester and five states—Chihuahua, Chiapas, Jalisco, O...
Published on Jun 1, 2014in The Lancet Global Health 15.87
Lale Say37
Estimated H-index: 37
(WHO: World Health Organization),
Doris Chou31
Estimated H-index: 31
(WHO: World Health Organization)
+ 6 AuthorsLeontine Alkema22
Estimated H-index: 22
(NUS: National University of Singapore)
Summary Background Data for the causes of maternal deaths are needed to inform policies to improve maternal health. We developed and analysed global, regional, and subregional estimates of the causes of maternal death during 2003–09, with a novel method, updating the previous WHO systematic review. Methods We searched specialised and general bibliographic databases for articles published between between Jan 1, 2003, and Dec 31, 2012, for research data, with no language restrictions, and the WHO ...
Published on Jun 1, 2014in Revista De Saude Publica 1.97
Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UFC: Federal University of Ceará),
Mauricélia da Silveira Lima5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UFC: Federal University of Ceará)
+ 4 AuthorsJorg Heukelbach39
Estimated H-index: 39
(JCU: James Cook University)
OBJECTIVE To analyze temporal trends and distribution patterns of unsafe abortion in Brazil. METHODS Ecological study based on records of hospital admissions of women due to abortion in Brazil between 1996 and 2012, obtained from the Hospital Information System of the Ministry of Health. We estimated the number of unsafe abortions stratified by place of residence, using indirect estimate techniques. The following indicators were calculated: ratio of unsafe abortions/100 live births and rate of u...
Published on May 1, 2014in International Journal of Women's Health
Patrick Christian Gueswende Ilboudo3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Serge Somda2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Johanne Sundby31
Estimated H-index: 31
Introduction Despite the universal recognition of unsafe abortion as a major public health problem, very little research has been conducted to document its precipitating factors in Burkina Faso. Our aim was to investigate the key determinants of induced abortion in a sample of women who sought postabortion care.
Published on Mar 1, 2014in Journal of Development Economics 2.85
Christine Valente9
Estimated H-index: 9
I combine fertility histories from the 2006 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey with a census of newly introduced legal abortion centers to estimate the impact of reducing the cost of abortion on pregnancy outcomes, gender, and neonatal health. Contrary to previous studies, I identify the within-mother, behavioral response to improved access to abortion by comparing siblings conceived before and after the opening of an abortion center nearby. Closeness to a legal abortion center decreases the pr...
Published on Feb 1, 2014in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2.20
K C Prakash2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UTA: University of Tampere),
Subas Neupane16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UTA: University of Tampere)
Objectives To examine the most recent trends of cesarean delivery in Nepal and the association with socio-demographic characteristics of mothers.
Corinne H. Rocca20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UCSF: University of California, San Francisco),
Mahesh Puri12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Kathmandu)
+ 4 AuthorsJillian T. Henderson21
Estimated H-index: 21
(UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate abortion practices of Nepali women requiring postabortion care. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Four tertiary-care hospitals in urban and rural Nepal. SAMPLE: A total of 527 women presenting with complications from induced abortion in 2010. METHODS: Women completed questionnaires on their awareness of the legal status of abortion and their abortion-seeking experiences. The method of induction and whether the abortion was obtained from an uncertified source was d...
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Published in PLOS ONE 2.78
David Antonio Sánchez-Páez1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Salamanca),
José Antonio Ortega7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Salamanca)
Introduction Demographic and Health Surveys, widely used for estimation of fertility and reproductive health indicators in developing countries, remain underutilized for the study of pregnancy termination. This is partly due to most surveys not reporting the type of pregnancy termination, whether spontaneous or induced. Reproductive calendar data makes it possible to examine termination patterns according to contraceptive use at the time of pregnancy. Contraceptive failure is expected to increas...
Published on Feb 3, 2019in Journal of Pregnancy
Michael Boah (HMU: Harbin Medical University), Stephen Bordotsiah (Hanyang University), Saadogrmeh Kuurdong
Background. Unsafe induced abortion is a major contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality in Ghana. Objective. This study aimed to explore the predictors of unsafe induced abortion among women in Ghana. Methods. The study used data from the 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey. The association between women’s sociodemographic, obstetric characteristics, and unsafe induced abortion was explored using logistic regression. The analysis involved a weighted sample of 1880 women aged 15-49 years who...