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CONTEXT Although Guatemalan law permits induced abortion only to save a woman's life, many women obtain abortions, often under unsafe conditions and in response to an unintended pregnancy. Recent studies indicate that unsafe abortion is a key factor contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality in the country, but no national data on the incidence of(More)
It is known that sperm samples from recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) couples have an increase in their sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF), but no studies have been performed in order to identify differences between single stranded SDF (ssSDF) and double stranded SDF (dsSDF) in these patients. This could be relevant because the type of DNA damage could have(More)
CONTEXT Although Uganda's law permits induced abortion only to save a woman's life, many women obtain abortions, often under unhygienic conditions. Small-scale studies suggest that unsafe abortion is an important health problem in Uganda, but no national quantitative studies of abortion exist. METHODS A nationally representative survey of 313 health(More)
Abortion and Postabortion Care in Uganda: A Report from Health Care Professionals and Health Facilities is the first of a series of reports from The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and Uganda partners that offers research findings about unsafe abortion in Ugan-da. Susheela Singh, vice president for research at AGI, and Akinrinola Bankole, associate director(More)
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(More)
Matovu, Godfrey Mutumba and Teopista Nakyanki, the field team for the study of HIV-positive women; and Dennis Bataringaya, Peter Iranya and Maxima Tibwita, who coded the data for the study of HIV-positive women.pated in the review as an ad-hoc member of the board. The study protocols were also reviewed and approved by the The Project Advisory Panel provided(More)
CONTEXT Although Colombia partially liberalized its abortion law in 2006, many abortions continue to occur outside the law and result in complications. Assessing the costs to the health care system of safe, legal abortions and of treating complications of unsafe, illegal abortions has important policy implications. METHODS The Post-Abortion Care Costing(More)
CONTEXT Although abortion was made legal in Colombia under selected circumstances in 2006, no national studies have examined whether the incidence of the procedure has changed since the previous estimate in 1989. METHODS Data on the number of women treated for abortion complications were obtained from a nationally representative survey of 300 public and(More)
(1) Among Nicaraguan women 20-24 years old, six in 10 had entered a union and almost half had had a child before their 20th birthday. (2) A quarter of all births in Nicaragua--35,000 per year--are to 15-19-year-olds. (3) Rural women, who have less education, on average, than their urban counterparts, are more likely than city dwellers to enter a union and(More)
Abortion and Postabortion Care in Guatemala: A Report from Health Care Professionals and Health Facilities is the first in a series of reports from the Guttmacher Institute and its Guatemala partners that offers research findings about unsafe abortion in Guatemala. Susheela Singh, vice president for research at the Guttmacher Institute and Akinrinola(More)