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1. 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

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