Fourteen years' experience in voluntary female sterilization through minilaparotomy in Jos, Nigeria.

@article{Aisien1999FourteenYE,
  title={Fourteen years' experience in voluntary female sterilization through minilaparotomy in Jos, Nigeria.},
  author={Aderemi Olabisi Aisien and Innocent Achanya Otobo Ujah and Josiah Tul Mutihir and F Guful},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={
          249-52
        }
}
Between January 1985 and December 1998, 2913 female sterilizations through minilaparotomy were performed. The mean (+/- SD) age was 36.4 +/- 4.2 years and 68% of the women were between the ages of 30 and 39 years. The mean (+/- SD) parity distribution was 8.0 +/- 2.0; 59.5% of the patients were para > or = 8, and the mean (+/- SD) number of living children was 6.8 +/- 1.6. Only 32.9% had the equivalent > or = 8 number of living children at the time of the procedure. Completed desired family… CONTINUE READING
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