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RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 105-107


Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome

Hazooran Lakhan, Shoaibunisa Soomro, Kousar Abro, Shahneela Moosa, Faizan Shaukat.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the mode of unsafe abortion and complications associated with it.
Methodology: This study was conducted in gynecology unit of Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur from July to December 2019. During the study period, 30 women were referred to our unit with recent history of unsafe abortion.
Results: Out of 30 women, 8(26.6%) were unmarried. Age ranged from 13 to 30. Mean gestational age at the time of abortion was 14±4 weeks. The most common complications were uterine perforation (36.7%), septicemia (36.7%) and renal failure (26.7%). Seven (23.3%) needed an intensive care unit and three (10.0%) died.
Conclusion: Mortality and complications are very common in women with unsafe abortion due to women seeking services from untrained professionals, who perform abortion in unsafe environment.

Key words: Unsafe abortion, complication, Pakistan.


 
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Lakhan H, Soomro S, Abro K, Moosa S, Shaukat F. Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 105-107.


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Lakhan H, Soomro S, Abro K, Moosa S, Shaukat F. Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=54759 [Access: April 06, 2022].


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Lakhan H, Soomro S, Abro K, Moosa S, Shaukat F. Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 105-107.



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Lakhan H, Soomro S, Abro K, Moosa S, Shaukat F. Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 06, 2022]; 47(1): 105-107.



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Lakhan, H., Soomro, . S., Abro, . K., Moosa, . S. & Shaukat, . F. (2022) Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome. RMJ, 47 (1), 105-107.



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Lakhan, Hazooran, Shoaibunisa Soomro, Kousar Abro, Shahneela Moosa, and Faizan Shaukat. 2022. Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 105-107.



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Lakhan, Hazooran, Shoaibunisa Soomro, Kousar Abro, Shahneela Moosa, and Faizan Shaukat. "Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 105-107.



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Lakhan, Hazooran, Shoaibunisa Soomro, Kousar Abro, Shahneela Moosa, and Faizan Shaukat. "Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 105-107. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Lakhan, H., Soomro, . S., Abro, . K., Moosa, . S. & Shaukat, . F. (2022) Practice of unsafe abortion in Pakistan: Characteristics and outcome. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 105-107.








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