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Premium Health consequences of unsafe abortion in Colombia, 1989–2008
Author(s)
Prada Elena,
Singh Susheela,
Villarreal Cristina
Publication year2012
Publication title
international journal of gynecology and obstetrics
Resource typeJournals
PublisherElsevier BV
Abstract The number of Colombian women hospitalized for the treatment of induced abortion complications increased from 57 679 in 1989 to 93 336 in 2008; the hospitalization rate also rose: from 7.2 to 9.1 cases per 1000 women aged 15–44 years. Factors that likely underlie the increase include improved access to postabortion care (although 1 in 5 women still do not obtain the care they need) and the growing role of misoprostol, often used incorrectly and to some extent replacing the use of surgical abortion by doctors. Efforts are evidently needed to improve access to safe abortion and effective contraception.
Subject(s)abortion , biology , environmental health , family medicine , family planning , genetics , gynecology , medicine , misoprostol , obstetrics , population , pregnancy , research methodology , unsafe abortion
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank0.895
H-Index97
eISSN1879-3479
pISSN0020-7292
DOI10.1016/s0020-7292(12)60006-x

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