JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE

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2018 Month : April Volume : 5 Issue : 15 Page : 1282-1286

MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY: SIX YEARS STUDY OF THE TREND AND PROFILE OF THE CLIENTS IN A METROPOLITAN PUBLIC HOSPITAL

Jayanarayan Senapati1, Dinesh Ramesh Samel2, Gopalkrishna Paradkar3, Asmita Nilesh Patil4

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Dinesh Ramesh Samel,
‘Renuka’, Akshya CHS, Station Road, Khlgaon,
Baolapur (P.O.)-421503. Maharashtra.
E-mail: drsamel@gmail.com
DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2018/266

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND
To increase the incidence of safe and legalised abortions, it is important to know the clients. This study is a 6 years research of the records of MTP performed at the public hospital attached to a medical college, to know the trend, socio-demographic and obstetric status of the women undergoing MTP.
The objectives of the study were to find trend, sociodemographic factors, obstetric status and complications of MTPs.

MATERIALS AND METHODS
A study of the records of all the MTP operations performed at the gynaecology department of the hospital from 2010 to 2016. Data analysis was done on MS excel.

RESULTS
Most women who underwent MTP were young, sexually active women and had completed 2 child family. Along with MTP, younger women preferred IUCD and elder women preferred Tubal Ligation as contraception. There is an overall gradual increase in the incidence of MTPs conducted which could be attributed to increase in population of the city and nearby areas.

CONCLUSION
In this study, most of the women preferred MTP after 2nd Pregnancy and at the age of 21-35 years. Most women accepted permanent method of sterilization after MTP shows that women had completed family by the age of 30 years and had no access to effective contraceptive services. MTPs thus seems to be used as an emergency treatment for failed contraception. This trend should be discouraged but at the same time safe abortion should be legalised to safeguard the health of the women.

KEYWORDS
Medical Termination of Pregnancy, MTP, Tubal Ligation, Trend, Obstetric Status, Socio Demographic Profile.