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Consequences of unsafe abortion in India- a case report
Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sanjoy Kumar Bhattacharyya, M.S., North Bengal Medical College,Darjeeling,West Bengal,India
  • Shyama Prasad Saha, M.D., North Bengal Medical College,Darjeeling,West Bengal,India
  • Sohini Bhattacharya, M.D., North Bengal Medical College,Darjeeling,West Bengal,India
  • Ranjan Pal, MD, North Bengal Medical College,Darjeeling,West Bengal,India
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
11-15-2011
Abstract

Unsafe abortion represents a preventable yet major cause for maternal mortality in India. A majority of these abortions are performed confidentially. Complications occur in a large portion of these cases and ultimately require tertiary care. However, patients and their relatives often fail to disclose the abortion despite the critical state of the patients. This scenario creates considerable confusion for diagnosis and treatment and can lead to further complications. This case report of complications associated with an unsafe abortion in India highlights the need for clinicians to consider the possibility of an undisclosed abortion when treating any morbid woman of reproductive age.

Keywords
  • maternal mortality,
  • unsafe abortion,
  • India
Total Pages
4
Financial Disclosure
The authors report no conflict of interest.
Rights
Copyright © Sanjoy Kumar Bhattacharyya, Shyama Prasad Saha, Sohini Bhattacharya, and Ranjan Pal, 2011.
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Citation Information
Sanjoy Kumar Bhattacharyya, Shyama Prasad Saha, Sohini Bhattacharya and Ranjan Pal. "Consequences of unsafe abortion in India- a case report" (2011) p. 1 - 4 ISSN: 2154-4751
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sanjoy_bhattacharyya/2/