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Assessment on the Determinants of Induced Abortion Among Childbearing Age Women in Non-Profittable Private Health Institutions, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Araya, Tekebash (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Adugna, Haweni
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-10T08:01:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-10T08:01:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/7559
dc.description.abstract Background: More than half of 80 million unintended pregnancies occurred worldwide would end in abortion annually. In developing countries more than one-third of all pregnancies are considered unintended and about 19% will end up in abortion. The determinants of induced abortion are considered to be socio-demographic factors, prior reproductive health and family planning behaviors and experiences. There is a need to address various problems with regards to women reproductive health needs including contraceptive use. Objective: To assess determinants of induced abortion among child bearing age women attending reproductive health clinic in Addis Ababa. Method: Institution based cross sectional study on assessment of determinants of induced abortion was conducted in May 2014. Study subjects were women aged 18 to 49, attending reproductive health clinic in Addis Ababa among who had experienced induced abortion by convenience sampling. A structured pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect data on abortion and related aspects. Result: A total of 390 reproductive age women were interviewed. Mean age of the respondents was 26 years. The most frequent reason for induced abortion mentioned by the respondents was not using a contraceptive method 29.2%. Inappropriate use of contraceptive 15.8% and rape 8.2% were also mentioned by the respondents. Fifty three percent of the participants admitted for using at least on method of contraceptive. Age and marital status were significantly associated socio-demographic variables with induced abortion. Total number of live birth, contraceptive use and future desire of pregnancy were also significantly associated variables. Conclusion and recommendation: out of all respondents 93.8% mentioned one contraceptive method, but still 55% women with induced abortion experience mentioned contraceptive related reasons for having induced abortion. This shows that there is a big gap between the knowledge and practice of contraceptive. Therefore, it is recommended that to strengthen and modify the existing family planning program in order to reduce induced abortion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Childbearing Age en_US
dc.subject Health Institutions en_US
dc.title Assessment on the Determinants of Induced Abortion Among Childbearing Age Women in Non-Profittable Private Health Institutions, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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