Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
A Study on abortion - type, decisions, reasons - among married women of Ahmedabad district
Author(s): Rachana Kapadia, Pratik Bharucha
Abstract: Introduction: During pregnancy, several medical technologies can assist sex detection like chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, and obstetric ultra sonography. Following the sex-detection, the well-known sex-based selection abortion can play its role. rnAims & Objectives: To study abortion- type, decision regarding abortion and reason for it in study women.rnMethods and Material: A cross-sectional study was carried out in UHTC Girdharnagar and Sanathal PHC areas of Ahmedabad district which were selected by simple random sampling. A total of 415 respondents were interviewed by using predesigned & pretested proforma. rnResults: Out of total 415 women, 81 (51 in urban and 30 in rural area) had ever undergone for abortion. In the study 50% women in rural area had spontaneous type of abortion.rnConclusion: Most common reason for abortion was foetus being female, followed by spontaneous abortions.