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Abortion Presentation

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PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECTS OF
PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECTS OF
ABORTION:
ABORTION:
AN OVERVIEW
AN OVERVIEW
By
By
Prof F. E. Okonofua
Prof F. E. Okonofua
Provost
Provost
College of Medical Sciences
College of Medical Sciences
University of Benin
University of Benin
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Two types:
Two types:
Abortion is the loss of pregnancy
Abortion is the loss of pregnancy
before it has reached stability
before it has reached stability
Spontaneous
Spontaneous
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Induced
Induced
Estimates of Abortion
Estimates of Abortion
1.
1.
Spontaneous Abortion \u2013 Estimates are
Spontaneous Abortion \u2013 Estimates are
unknown, because many are non-clinical
unknown, because many are non-clinical
abortions
abortions
3.
3.
Induced Abortion
Induced Abortion
Developed Countries
Developed Countries
-
-
500,000
500,000
Developing Countries
Developing Countries
-
-
18,400,000
18,400,000
Total (World)
Total (World)
-
-
19 million
19 million
Africa
Africa
-
-
4.2 million
4.2 million
Nigeria
Nigeria
-
-
610,000
610,000

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