An Audit of Loss of Pregnancy as an Answer to Differentiated Sex Ratio

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i02.029

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Abortions, Induced, Second Trimester, Spontaneous, Sex Selective

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Context: Abortion and unintended pregnancy in India is on the rise, and a large proportion of these unintended pregnancies end up in induced abortion. The soaring rate of abortion among Indian women can be influenced by a plethora of reasons. Aims: 1) To identify the rate of second trimester abortion2) To determine the reasons behind second trimester abortions Settings and design: An audit of all the abortions in a district of South India was conducted. Material and methods: The data was obtained from the records of abortion reported in the year 2018 from the District Health Office and analysed. Statistical analysis used: Descriptive statistics Results: Majority of the pregnant ladies with abortion (55.73%) were aged between 21-30 years and abortions in second trimester were observed to be comparatively higher (50%). Among the myriad of reasons found for second trimester abortions, spontaneous abortions contributed to around 30% while 11.92% had no cause mentioned. Conclusion: A high rate of second trimester abortion throws suspicion towards sex selective abortions.

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2020-06-30

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Vaidya S, Kundapur R, Prabhu S, HN H, Rai SP, Rashmi A. An Audit of Loss of Pregnancy as an Answer to Differentiated Sex Ratio. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 30 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];32(2):458-60. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1417

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