Characteristics and Indications of Legal Abortion among the Pregnant Women in Lorestan Province of Iran during 2017–2019

Joint Authors

Fatemi, Zahra
Akbari, Soheila

Source

Advances in Public Health

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-6, 6 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-12-22

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

6

Main Topic

Public Health

Abstract EN

Background.

Legal abortion is a challenge from the viewpoint of ethics and religion.

The present study was conducted to investigate the frequency of fetal and maternal indications of legal abortion and also the maternal characteristics in Lorestan Province of Iran.

Methods.

As a descriptive cross-sectional study, all the cases with issued permits for legal abortion were selected by a census during 2017–2019.

Descriptive data analysis was used to report the results.

Event rates with Poisson 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated based on the regional population.

Results.

A total of 305 cases were selected.

The mean age of the mothers was 31.61 ± 7.48 years, and the mean of gestational age was 15.76 ± 2.80 weeks.

Demographically, most cases were from Khorramabad city (101 cases) followed by Borujerd (51 cases) and Doroud (46 cases).

The overall event rate was 1.732 per 10,000 individuals (95% CI: 1.543–1.938) of the general population of the region per 3 years.

Fetal disturbance of the brain and spine was the most prevalent reason of abortion (24.92%, 95% CI: 19.63%–31.19%) followed by Down syndrome (19.34%, 95% CI: 14.73%–24.95), hydrops fetalis (12.79%, 95% CI: 9.09%–17.48%), and anencephaly (12.79%, 95% CI: 9.09%–17.48%).

Conclusion.

From each 10,000 individuals of the population, one to two cases of legal abortion were screened per 3 years.

More than 90% of cases had fetal indication.

In cities with lower event rates, we should plan for better screening.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Fatemi, Zahra& Akbari, Soheila. 2020. Characteristics and Indications of Legal Abortion among the Pregnant Women in Lorestan Province of Iran during 2017–2019. Advances in Public Health،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1129980

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Fatemi, Zahra& Akbari, Soheila. Characteristics and Indications of Legal Abortion among the Pregnant Women in Lorestan Province of Iran during 2017–2019. Advances in Public Health No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1129980

American Medical Association (AMA)

Fatemi, Zahra& Akbari, Soheila. Characteristics and Indications of Legal Abortion among the Pregnant Women in Lorestan Province of Iran during 2017–2019. Advances in Public Health. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1129980

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1129980