The problem of illegally induced abortion: results from a hospital-based study conducted at district level in Dar es Salaam.

@article{Rasch2000ThePO,
  title={The problem of illegally induced abortion: results from a hospital-based study conducted at district level in Dar es Salaam.},
  author={Vibeke Rasch and Hassan Muhammad and E J Urassa and Staffan Bergstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 7},
  pages={495-502}
}
Illegal abortion is known to be a major contributor to maternal mortality. The objective of the study was firstly to identify women with illegally induced abortion, (IA) and to compare them with women admitted with a spontaneous abortion (SA) or receiving antenatal care (AC), and secondly to describe the circumstances which characterized the abortion. The population of this cross-sectional questionnaire study comprised patients from Temeke District Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After an in… CONTINUE READING
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