Contraceptive Promotion And Utilization: Solution To Problem Of Illegally Induced Abortion in Countries With Restrictive Abortion Law

  • OC Ezechi
  • OB Fasubaa
  • FO Dare

Abstract



This study examined the contraceptive utilisation among patients treated in a University Teaching Hospital for complications of illegal abortion aimed at utilizing such information to proffer solution to the problems of unwanted pregnancy and induced abortion. In this study, 93.3% of patients had never used contraceptive and of this patients 31.1% have had previous induced abortion. Also 94.7% of the patients who have had previous induced abortion had never used contraceptive. Contraceptive promotion and utilization were proffered as solution to the problem of unwanted pregnancy and induced abortion.

Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine Vol. 9, No. 2 (June 1999) pp. 167-168
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