Social Spectrum of Abortion in Nepal
Keywords:Safe Abortion Service, Manual Vacuum Aspiration, Medical Abortion, Crown Rump length, Out Patient Department, Gestational Sac
Abortion and related complications are among the leading causes of maternal death in low- and middle income countries. In Nepal, abortion is reported to be the third leading cause of maternal death. The prevalence of abortion in Nepal remains high. Education, religion, age, knowledge about legal abortion, and safe places to undergo abortion were the major decisive factors associated with abortion. Young, poorest, uneducated women were more likely to undergo unsafe abortions. Therefore, intervention studies among these target groups are warranted. Here we present three different cases of abortion and its social effect.