Prevalence of induced abortion and associated complications in women attending hospitals in Isfahan

@article{Majlessi2008PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of induced abortion and associated complications in women attending hospitals in Isfahan},
  author={Fereshteh Majlessi and Abbas Rahimi Forooshani and Mamak Shariat},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={103-9}
}
A high proportion of maternal deaths are caused by abortion, especially induced abortion. This cross-sectional study determined the prevalence of illegally-induced abortion prior to admittance and its associated risk factors in 8 maternity hospitals in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran, during 2003-04. In confidential interviews with 417 women who attended the hospitals with abortion, 50 (12.0%) reported that it was illegally induced. These abortions had a significant correlation with fever… CONTINUE READING
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