Preventing Repeat Abortions among Women in Kumasi, Ghana

Type Journal Article - American Journal of Public Health Research
Title Preventing Repeat Abortions among Women in Kumasi, Ghana
Volume 4
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 8-15
Induced Abortion which constitutes 10% of maternal mortality in Ghana presents a serious health problem particularly among women within 20-24 years presenting at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi. To accelerate progress towards achieving MDG 5 there must be substantial reduction in induced abortion alongside an increased contraceptive uptake, Post Abortion Care. Barriers to contraceptive use were as a result of; fear of side effect, inaccessibility, socio-economic factors, bad social prescripts and poor service delivery. The output, unintended pregnancies ended in induced abortions. The desire to delay, space and end childbirth are reasons giving for having an induced abortion suggesting high unmet need for FP.

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