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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Women of Reproductive Age Group towards Abortion Care at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Debre Markos Ethiopia

"BACKGROUND: Abortion is an important cause of bleeding during pregnancy. It is one of the five leading causes of maternal death in the developing world. Moreover, in developing country, abortion is the major cause of maternal mortality, which in Ethiopia safe abortion accounts 60% considering the huge number of maternal deaths due to abortion. OBJECTIVE:-The main objective of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude and practice towards to abortion care among reproductive age group women at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Debre Markos, Ethiopia. METHODS: Across sectional descriptive study design was used. The study was conducted on 384 women in Debre Markos referral Hospital. We were used systematic random sampling technique to select the number of study participant. The data was analyzed manually; Using tables, graphics and the result finding were presented by chart. A total time of April 1-30/08/2006. Results:-A total of 384 make the response rate of 91%., The majority of 292(76%) participants had knowledge about legal abortion service and 92 (23%) had no knowledge and who think about abortion, 97(25%) were said that it is good and 73(19%) were said that it is harm full practice and 9 (2%) were they don’t knew. Among the sampled population those who practice when unwanted pregnancy were happen 178 (46%) were said that we would continue the pregnancy, 131(34%) were said that we would abort the pregnancy and 75 (19%) were they do not knew. CONCLUSION: - Even if this study show that women of reproductive age groups have good knowledge, attitude and poor practice. "

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  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Country/Region: Ethiopia
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Source: Science Journal of Public Health. 2015, Volume 3, Issue 5: Pages 618-624
  • Doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150305.14
  • Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284216882_Assessment_of_Knowledge_Attitude_and_Practice_Women_of_Reproductive_Age_Group_towards_Abortion_Care_at_Debre_Markos_Referral_Hospital_Debre_Markos_Ethiopia
  • Language: English
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2015 Author(s)   Addis Adera, Mesfin Wudu Kassaw, Yonas Yimam, Habtamu Abera, Getenet Dessie,Fitwi Tinsae In Article Key words