Procured abortion in Ilorin, Nigeria.

  title={Procured abortion in Ilorin, Nigeria.},
  author={M Anate and O B Awoyemi and Oluseye A Oyawoye and O Petu},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  volume={72 6},
A prospective study of the maternal mortality and morbidity and other related social problems among 144 cases of procured abortion in Ilorin, Nigeria over a 24-month period is presented. A mortality rate of 90.3 per thousand procured abortions was recorded. Genital sepsis, haemorrhagic anaemia, gut injury, uterine perforation and vesico vaginal fistulae (VVF) were encountered. Poor referral system, late presentation, poor blood transfusion services and inadequate availability of drugs had… CONTINUE READING