[Prevalence of illegal abortions in Libreville Hospital, Gabon].

  title={[Prevalence of illegal abortions in Libreville Hospital, Gabon].},
  author={Sosth{\`e}ne Mayi-Tsonga and Tidiane Diallo and O Litochenko and Marcel Methogo and Isabelle Ndombi},
  journal={Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique},
  volume={102 4},
The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of illegal abortion in Libreville and to describe abortive methods used. It is a cross sectional and descriptive survey carried out at the maternity hospital of Libreville (MHL) during one year, from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008. 750 abortions were performed during this period and 651 cases were illegal abortions. Prevalence was of 86.7%. The women undergoing illegal abortion were most often pupils (67.1%), with an average age… CONTINUE READING
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