Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (22) Last page: (28)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
Observational Study Of Patients Choosing Post‐abortal Contraceptive Method
Bhavna Mewada1, Mitali Tadvi2*, Dhruti Modi3
1Assistant Professor,22rd year resident,32rd year resident) ,Smt. SCL General Hospital, Smt. N.H.L. Medical college, Ahmedabad‐ 380018, India.
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Online Published on 02-Jul-2019
Contraceptive selection is an important decision and wide factors and preferences and considered before choosing any. And commencement of effective contraception is necessary before first post‐abortal menstrual period. Post abortion care (PAC) includes treatment of complications, counselling and provision of contraceptives and STI/HIV services, provider training and community empowerment through awareness‐raising and social mobilization. Methods: This is an observational study conducted SCL Hospital Ahmedabad between July 2017 to December 2017 on 60 patients. Results: There was higher preference for permanent methods in illiterate women and those with 4 or more living children or having >1 living son. Conclusion: Contraceptive choices are rightly influenced by age, education, live issue, surviving sons. Those who have completed their families usually opt for permanent methods of contraception. The desire for a male child is strong in our set up which affects family planning choices.
Contraception, Abortion, Postabortal contraception.