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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 246-249

Medical termination of pregnancy and concurrent contraceptive adoption in a tertiary referral hospital in Delhi


1 Scientist, Department of Obstetrics &Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Professor &Head, Department of Obstetrics &Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Research Officer, Department of Obstetrics &Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
R Sehgal
Scientist, Department of Obstetrics &Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 20469767

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This study was undertaken to review the demographic profile and assess the concurrent contraceptive acceptance in women seeking medical termination of pregnancy. A total of 15,726 women came for induced abortion in the years 1995 to 2007 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The mean age and parity of women was 27.6 + 5.3 years and 2.5 respectively with 63% between 25-29 years, 99.1% married and 72% with three or more living children. Majority of married (92.5%) and 12% unmarried women reported in the first trimester of pregnancy. Nearly 40% were not using any contraception at the time of conception and only 4.2% used oral pills or intrauterine contraceptive device. The main reasons for seeking abortion were enough children (56%), unplanned pregnancy (14%), contraceptive failure (10%), previous child very young (7.5%) and others (12.5%). The concurrent contraception accepted was 95.54% with 56.32% sterilization, 37.84% IUD, 0.75% and 0.5% oral pills and DMPA respectively. Quality counseling provided at time of abortion can help the couple make an informed choice.


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