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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165-167

An unusual complication of unsafe abortion


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anesthesia, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Surgery, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunita Gupta
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Meerut Bypass Road, NH-54, Uttar Pradesh - 250 005
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8229.90021

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Unsafe abortion is a significant medical and social problem worldwide. In developing countries, most of the unsafe abortions are performed by untrained personnel leading to high mortality and morbidity. Case Report: A 30 year-old female, gravida 7, para 6 underwent uterine evacuation for heavy bleeding per vaginum following intake of abortifacient to abort a 14 weeks gestation. The procedure was performed at a rural setup and her bowel was pulled out of the introitus through the perforated wound, an unusual complication of unsafe abortion. Illiteracy, unawareness about health services, and easy accessibility to untrained abortion providers lead to very high mortality and morbidity in India. There is unmet need to bring awareness among the people about the safe and effective methods of contraception and abortion services to avoid such complications.


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