Factors associated with contraceptive use among women who presented with induced abortions in Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital Uganda.

Thumbnail Image
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Kampala International University. School of Health Sciences (Western Campus)
Background Over 100,000 abortions are performed daily and 50% of these are unsafe ( Lalonde A, Beaudoin F, Smith J, Plourde S, Perron L,2006) . According to WHO, about 30,000 women of reproductive age in Sub-Saharan Africa die from abortions related complications performed by untrained and unskilled healthcare providers using unacceptable procedures ( WHO,2008) . In Uganda, 297,00 abortions are performed every year most of which are done by unskilled healthcare providers such as pharmacists, clinical officers and community based traditional attendants (Singh S, Moore A, Bankole A, Mirembe F, Wulf D, 2006). Methods A retrospective cross sectional study was done using both quantitative and qualitative data collected from a list of 249 women with history of induced abortion out of 582 women who presented with abortions during the study period at department of obstetrics and gynecology Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital Uganda. Secondary data was collected and examined using a Pre-Tested Questionnaire from patients’ medical record files and available registers at different service points in the hospital. The data was then analysed and displayed using tables and charts. Results The research showed the prevalence of contraceptive use among women with induced abortion in Fort Portal Regional Referral hospital is 63.4%. However, factors found independently associated with contraceptive use among women with induced abortion were; age, not being a student and having a source of income.Conclusion
A research report submitted to the faculty of clinical medicine and dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelors Degree In Medicine And Surgery of Kampala International University
Contraceptive use among women, Induced abortions