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Komplikationer i samband med abort –analys av journaldata
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: To investigate the incidence of complications among women, who underwent induced abortion before week twelve, based on patient records.

Methods: A prospective, quantitative multicenter study, in which 1,375 women who underwent an induced abortion before week twelve participated in a questionnaire study of post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety symptoms. Participants' medical records for documented complications were examined as a supplement to the data from the questionnaires.

Results: Pain (14.2%, p 0.05) and heavy bleeding (12.4%, p 0.05) were more common in women who had undergone a medical abortion. The results further show that hospital visits were more common in women with a medical abortion (37.8%, p 0.05). There appears to be differences in abortion care between hospitals in Sweden (p 0.05).

Conclusion: An abortion can cause complications, but the probability of something serious to happen is very small. Women undergoing medical abortion experience more problems with pain and bleeding, for that reason, they may have a greater need for support and information compared to women undergoing surgical abortion. Health services have responsibilities towards abortion seeking women to give them information about the various methods, the medical and psychological risks of abortion and to provide good care. The midwife plays an important role in counseling and support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 28 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-207391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-207391DiVA: diva2:647989
Educational program
Midwifery programme
Available from: 2013-12-02 Created: 2013-09-13 Last updated: 2013-12-02Bibliographically approved

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