An exploratory study of complications from comprehensive abortion care: Improvement of the quality of comprehensive abortion care in Nepal Report

miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2008

The Nepal Ministry of Health began providing comprehensive abortion care in 2004, two years after abortion was legalized in the country. Between 2004 and 2007, 176 government, non-governmental organization and private service sites were established throughout the country, giving women unprecedented access to safe abortion services. This report summarizes the findings of the first nationwide examination of complications arising from abortion care since legal services became available in 2004. According to the report, following the legalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002, abortion services have been provided safely at both government and private facilities throughout the country. The overall rate of complications was less than 2 percent, mostly of low to moderate severity, similar to that found in a similar study in India.