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Clinic-based surveillance of adverse pregnancy outcomes to identify induced abortions in Accra, Ghana

Oliveras, Elizabeth, Ahiadeke, Clement, Adanu, Richard M. and Hill, Allan G. (2008) Clinic-based surveillance of adverse pregnancy outcomes to identify induced abortions in Accra, Ghana Studies in Family Planning, 39, (2), pp. 133-140. (PMID:18678177).

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Abstract

Reliable measures of induced abortion remain elusive, especially when the public perception is that the procedure is immoral or improper. This study draws on interviews using a modified preceding birth technique (PBT) with women attending antenatal and maternity clinics in Accra to compare rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes (stillbirths, miscarriages, and induced abortions) with rates from a household maternity history and the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey. The reports from the antenatal clinics produced some of the highest rates for adverse outcomes of pregnancy. In light of the generally high coverage of antenatal services found even in developing countries, the method based on the PBT holds promise for the improvement of reports of miscarriage and abortion worldwide.

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Published date: June 2008
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 340402
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340402
ISSN: 0039-3665
PURE UUID: 576db827-bb95-4d8d-ab3e-3baa8ded74d5

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Date deposited: 20 Jun 2012 16:15
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:44

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Author: Elizabeth Oliveras
Author: Clement Ahiadeke
Author: Richard M. Adanu
Author: Allan G. Hill

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