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Prevalence of legal abortions and correlated causes in a central women’s hospital in south of Iran (2009-2012)

(2013) Prevalence of legal abortions and correlated causes in a central women’s hospital in south of Iran (2009-2012). Life Science Journal.

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Abstract: Background: Abortion is termination of pregnancy by any means so that the fetus lacks the ability to live outside the uterus. The aim of this descriptive study was to assess the causes of legal abortion in pregnant women referred to a central women’s hospital in south of Iran. Methods: In this descriptive retrospective study, all the records of therapeutic abortions from 2009 till 2012 which were approved by forensic specialist were included. A total of 176 records were included and the extracted data were analysed by SPSS software. Results: Most cases were in 2010 (35.2%), and the fewest cases were in 2009 (13.1%). The mean age of the women was (26.6±6.1). In most cases (87.5%) the legal abortions had fetal causes and 12.5% had maternal causes. The most prevalent fetal cause of abortion was due to thalassemia (41.5%), and anencephaly (18.2%), while the most prevalent maternal causes of abortion were cardiovascular diseases (6.3%). Conclusion: Present study shows fetal abnormalities are increasing, and it seems that educating people and increasing their awareness about fetal anomalies and also contraception in women with cardiovascular diseases could be an effective way to decrease the rate of abortion. [Sakineh Dadipoor,Ali Safari Moradabadi1,Fatemeh Esmaeelion, Tasnim Eghbal Eftekhaari, Azin Alavi, Sakineh Fallahi, Zahra Zangnh. Prevalence of legal abortions and correlated causes in a central women’s hospital in south of Iran (2009-2012).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: abortion, legal abortion, Iran
Subjects: genetic
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Molecular Medicine Research Center
Depositing User: مرکز تحقیقات پزشکی مولکولی
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/950

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