Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

Ahmed Yasin

Department of Public Health, Madda Walabu University, Bale Goba, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Unsafe Abortion among Female Students in Batu Terara Preparatory School Goba Town, Southeast Ethiopia
    Author(s): Ahmed Yasin, Tilahun Ermeko* and Abate Lette Wodera

    Background: Globally, unsafe abortion is a public health problem, which accounts approximately 20 million each year, resulting nearly 80,000 maternal deaths and hundreds of disabilities and the problem is more severe in developing countries. In Africa the risks of dying from unsafe abortion is one in hundred fifty, and unsafe abortion accounts for up to 25%-35% of maternal deaths in Ethiopia being a critical public health problem with possible complication like hemorrhage, sepsis, incomplete abortion and damage to internal organs. Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess knowledge, attitude and practice of unsafe abortion among female students in Batu Terara Preparatory school, Goba town in April, 2013. Methodology: A school based descriptive cross sectional study were conducted to assess knowledge, attitude and practice of f.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-8048.21.s5.002

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