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Sociodemographic Determinants of Complicated Unsafe Abortions in a Semi-urban Nigerian Town: A Four-year Review

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163–7
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Unfavourable sociodemographic factors are major determinants of the high incidence of unsafe abortion in the Niger Delta despite strict abortion laws. Concrete measures must be put in place to address these, as unsafe abortion and its complications are a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in this environment.


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Background: Abortions performed by persons lacking the requisite skills or in environments lacking minimal medical standards or both are considered unsafe. It is estimated that over 20 million unsafe abortions are performed annually and about 70 000 women die globally as a result, with the majority occurring in the developing world. This study aims to determine the sociodemographic factors involved in complicated unsafe abortions.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

The Burden of HIV Infection among Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in a Semi-urban Nigerian Town

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.228
Pages: 
323–8
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Multiple sexual partners, previous induced abortions and hospital/clinic delivery seem to increase the risk of HIV infection in pregnant women in this environment.
 
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Background: Stable heterosexual relationships are a major determinant of the HIV epidemic and seroprevalence rate of HIV amongst antenatal women is a reflection of what is happening in the larger society.
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02 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013
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