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Kvinnors upplevelse av medicinsk och kirurgisk abort samt valet av metod
Uppsala University, Interfaculty Units, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Gävleborg.
Uppsala University, Interfaculty Units, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Gävleborg.
2005 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Abstract [en]

According to the National Board of Health and Welfare, women applying for an abortion should receive information concerning available methods of abortion. As of 1992, women pregnant fewer than 64 days can choose between a medical or a surgical abortion. Aim: To describe womens experience of information concerning abortion and their possibility to choose method and how they experienced the abortion. Method: A descriptive comparative questionnaire study. The sample consisted of women pregnant fewer than 64 days. Two questionnaires where used, the first where answered by 128 women before the abortion. The second where answered by 90 women one month after the abortion. Results: Before the visit to the doctor 66% had a wish to use the medical method, 23% surgical and the rest had no wishes. Among those who had a wish to use the medical method 98% received it, 52% received wished surgical method. Information about free choise of method received most of the women. A third of the women that had a medical abortion experienced the pain as unbearable or almost unbearable. The women who had a surgical abortion experienced no pain. Among the women who had received medical abortion 70% would select the method again and 90% would recommend it to others, compared with 48% and 52% among those who hadn´t received the method they wished. Conclusion: More women who used the method that they had wished from the beginning would select the same method and recommend to others than those who didn´t receive the method they wanted. Keywords: Medical abortion, surgical abortion, satisfaction, information

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-81324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-81324DiVA: diva2:109239
Available from: 2006-08-15 Created: 2006-08-15

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