Menstrual Regulation and Postabortion Care in Bangladesh : Factors Associated with Access to and Quality of Services

@inproceedings{Vlassoff2012MenstrualRA,
  title={Menstrual Regulation and Postabortion Care in Bangladesh : Factors Associated with Access to and Quality of Services},
  author={Michael Vlassoff and Altaf Hossain and Isaac Maddow-Zimet and Susheela P. Singh and Hadayeat Ullah},
  year={2012}
}
n In 2010, an estimated 653,000 menstrual regulation (MR) procedures were performed in Bangladesh. In addition, there were 647,000 induced abortions, the large majority unsafe. n About 12% of MR clients—or 78,000 women—were treated for complications, a rate many times higher than expected if manual vacuum aspiration procedures are done under hygienic conditions by trained providers. Complications may arise, for example, from inadequate training and failure to properly sterilize equipment. n… CONTINUE READING