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University of Ghana

1. Kwabiah, A.A. Factors Associated with Multiple Induced Abortions in Ghana.

Degree: 2016, University of Ghana

When a woman is faced with an unintended pregnancy the onus lies on her to either carry the pregnancy to term or terminate it, and in the developing world the majority of these are terminated unsafely. The problem of induced abortion can further be exacerbated when they become repeated. Women who have previous records of induced abortion stand a greater risk of resorting to it again when the need arises. It is therefore necessary to note the factors that serve as contributors to the already existing problem of maternal mortality. Therefore, this study sought to identify the various factors associated with a woman obtaining multiple abortions. The source of data used was the 2007 Ghana Maternal Health Survey. Women between ages 15 and 49 who had ever undergone abortions formed the sample and the total weighted sample size consisted of 1482 women. Univariate, bivariate and binary logistics regression analyses were the various stages of analyses conducted. The results obtained showed women that who entered into unions when they were less than age 20 were 17.4% less likely to carry out multiple abortions as compared to those who entered into unions when they were thirty years and above. Women who were poor and lived in rural areas were also less likely to seek multiple abortions. In addition, urban dwellers, SHS/higher educated and richer women were more likely to report experiencing multiple abortions. Women who had their first abortion earlier than age 30 and women with an increased number of pregnancies were also susceptible to multiple abortions. Recommendations therefore include the availability of contraceptives to women, especially those below age 20, as well as reproductive health counselling for the rich and educated women. Also further studies should be conducted to understand why sexually active women not in stable unions are less likely to seek multiple abortions.

Subjects/Keywords: Induced Abortions; Ghana; unintended pregnancy

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APA (6th Edition):

Kwabiah, A. A. (2016). Factors Associated with Multiple Induced Abortions in Ghana. (Masters Thesis). University of Ghana. Retrieved from http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/28101

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kwabiah, A A. “Factors Associated with Multiple Induced Abortions in Ghana. ” 2016. Masters Thesis, University of Ghana. Accessed April 20, 2021. http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/28101.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kwabiah, A A. “Factors Associated with Multiple Induced Abortions in Ghana. ” 2016. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Kwabiah AA. Factors Associated with Multiple Induced Abortions in Ghana. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Ghana; 2016. [cited 2021 Apr 20]. Available from: http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/28101.

Council of Science Editors:

Kwabiah AA. Factors Associated with Multiple Induced Abortions in Ghana. [Masters Thesis]. University of Ghana; 2016. Available from: http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/28101


University of Ghana

2. Ghartey, E. Community Perceptions on Induced Abortions and Contraceptives in the Manhyia and Asawase Sub Metros of Kumasi .

Degree: 2008, University of Ghana

Improving maternal health is a key concern of the international community due to the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate. Invariably several studies have identified induced unsafe abortions as a major contributory factor to these maternal deaths. Contraceptive use, a cheap and effective preventive method of unplanned pregnancies is rather low. Ghana and for that matter Kumasi is no exception to the rule of high incidence of induced abortions and its attendant public health problems. This cross-sectional study combines both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the community’s perceptions of induced abortions and contraceptives in the Manhyia and Asawase sub metros of Kumasi. The members of the reproductive age group for women and men 15 to 49 and 15 to 59 respectively were, identified as the main respondents. Methods of data collection included interviews with semi-structured questionnaires, focus group discussion, and in-depth interview of opinion leaders and health workers in the community. The results indicate a widespread knowledge of the complications associated with induced abortions in the communities. For e.g., 261 (65.5%) of respondents stated rightly three conditions that may arise from terminating a pregnancy. Recourse to induced abortions was nonetheless widespread and cuts across social and religious classes. There is high level of male involvement and participation in abortion related-decision making There was a high level of knowledge of both the traditional and modern methods of contraceptives among both sexes. Three hundred and eighty nine respondents representing 97.25% of the total respondents knew at least one method of contraceptive. This knowledge however, has been overshadowed by a general, perceived fear of health effects associated with contraceptive use and a belief of ―not being at risk of pregnancy‖. In view of these, practice of contraception especially the modern methods among the communities is poor resulting in a relatively high unmet need for family planning Interventions must be prompt and in collaboration with the media, must focus on these three: The physical and socio-economic complications of induced abortions Disabuse the minds of the community of the beliefs and misconceptions about contraceptives through vigorous mass education Make contraceptives attractive by highlighting its enormous contraceptive and other non contraceptive benefits. It is believed that the views from different members of the community have provided insight into the context of unwanted pregnancies, induced abortions and knowledge of contraceptive. It again expected that the information gathered will serve as a guideline in the formulation of effective, practical, preventive policies and programmes for reducing induced abortions and its effects in the Kumasi metropolis as well as the nation. Advisors/Committee Members: Ahiadeke, C (advisor), Asante, R.O (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Community; Induced Abortions; Manhyia; Kumasi

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APA (6th Edition):

Ghartey, E. (2008). Community Perceptions on Induced Abortions and Contraceptives in the Manhyia and Asawase Sub Metros of Kumasi . (Masters Thesis). University of Ghana. Retrieved from http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/8776

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ghartey, E. “Community Perceptions on Induced Abortions and Contraceptives in the Manhyia and Asawase Sub Metros of Kumasi .” 2008. Masters Thesis, University of Ghana. Accessed April 20, 2021. http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/8776.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ghartey, E. “Community Perceptions on Induced Abortions and Contraceptives in the Manhyia and Asawase Sub Metros of Kumasi .” 2008. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Ghartey E. Community Perceptions on Induced Abortions and Contraceptives in the Manhyia and Asawase Sub Metros of Kumasi . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Ghana; 2008. [cited 2021 Apr 20]. Available from: http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/8776.

Council of Science Editors:

Ghartey E. Community Perceptions on Induced Abortions and Contraceptives in the Manhyia and Asawase Sub Metros of Kumasi . [Masters Thesis]. University of Ghana; 2008. Available from: http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/8776


University of Cape Town

3. Sobamowo, Samuel Oluwafemi. The contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and practice among women seeking induced abortion in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, women's health clinic, Western Cape, South Africa.

Degree: MMed, Public Health and Family Medicine, 2020, University of Cape Town

Background: There is an increased awareness among women of child bearing age on the forms of contraceptives in South Africa. Despite this, there has been a steady rise in the number of induced abortions conducted in the country. The aim and objectives of this study was to understand the contraceptive choices of the women requesting termination of pregnancy as well as their knowledge, attitude and practice toward contraceptives in one of the District Hospitals in Western Cape, South Africa. Methods: This was a cross sectional descriptive study which was conducted in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, among women seeking induced abortion. Women aged 18 years and older seeking elective Termination of Pregnancy were included in the study. Convenience sampling method was used to select the participants women attending the clinic and who were willing to participate. Researcher-administered questionnaires were used as a data collection tool, and the data analyzed using SPSS version 25. Correlation between socio-demographic factors and contraceptive uptake was made using chi-square and Fisher's tests. Results: Most of the participants were between the ages of 26-39 years, single, unemployed and did not have matric education. There was an acceptable knowledge on contraceptives in terms of types, sources and side effects. However, there was low uptake of contraceptives (17%) prior to falling pregnant. The most common barriers to contraceptives use were side effects, no time to visit the clinic and low level of education. Conclusion: Findings from this study showed that awareness and knowledge of contraceptives does not necessarily translate to practice. In the future, it would be worthwhile to conduct a qualitative in-depth study on decision-making and behavior of all women around contraceptives. Advisors/Committee Members: Ras, Tasleem (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: district hospitals; Western Cape; South Africa; contraceptives; pregnancy termination; induced abortions

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APA (6th Edition):

Sobamowo, S. O. (2020). The contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and practice among women seeking induced abortion in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, women's health clinic, Western Cape, South Africa. (Thesis). University of Cape Town. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32988

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sobamowo, Samuel Oluwafemi. “The contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and practice among women seeking induced abortion in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, women's health clinic, Western Cape, South Africa.” 2020. Thesis, University of Cape Town. Accessed April 20, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32988.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sobamowo, Samuel Oluwafemi. “The contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and practice among women seeking induced abortion in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, women's health clinic, Western Cape, South Africa.” 2020. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Sobamowo SO. The contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and practice among women seeking induced abortion in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, women's health clinic, Western Cape, South Africa. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Cape Town; 2020. [cited 2021 Apr 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32988.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sobamowo SO. The contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and practice among women seeking induced abortion in Mitchell's Plain District Hospital, women's health clinic, Western Cape, South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town; 2020. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32988

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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