The Magnitude and Associated Factors of Repeat induced Abortion among Women of Reproductive Age Group Who Seeks Abortion Care Services at Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Clinics In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Addis Abeba Universty


Background: Repeated induced abortion is important public health concern both in the developing and developed world that increases maternal morbidity and mortality. There is a no of research towards the magnitude and associated factors of repeat induced abortion in developing countries particularly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Objectives: The objectives of this study was to determine the magnitude and associated factors of repeated induced abortion among abortion care service seekers at Mare Stopes International Ethiopia (MSIE) clinics in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on 429 women seeking abortion care at Marie stopes international Ethiopia clinics. Simple random sampling technique was used to selectstudy participants. Data were collected by trained data collectors at one of Marie stopes international clinics by 22 mothers using structured questionnaires after that done the necessary correction. Data were checked for completeness, consistency, coded and entered and analyzed through SPSS version 20.Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis was computed to test the strength of association and the p-value <0.05 was considered as statistical significant. Result:The magnitude of repeat induced abortion is 33.6 %. Based on this study educational status of college diploma and above (AOR=9.2, 95%CI; 2.3-35.3), monthly income of ETB 1001-2000(AOR=3.7; CI: 1.7-7.8), and years in marriage of 2-5 years (AOR=3.3; 95%CI: 1.6- 6.7) and of 5-10 years (AOR=2.6; 95% CI: 1.3-4.9)last abortion time of 1-2years (AOR=0.4;95%CI:0.2-97) and above three years last time abortion (AOR=0.35; 95%CI:0.13- 0.9) significantly associated with the repeat induced abortion among reproductive age group of women at Maries topes international Ethiopia clinics in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Conclusion and recommendation: The finding of this study showed that the magnitude of repeat induced abortion is similar with the reports from developing countries but it was lower than that of developed countries. Higher educationallevels, monthly income, years in marriage and time of last abortion were the associated factors for repeat induced abortion. Health promotion messages are needed to focus to improve the knowledge of women about contraceptives as a primary prevention of repeated induced abortion.



The Magnitude and Associated Factors of Repeat induced Abortion