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Factors Associated with Adolescent Abortion in a Rural Area of Bangladesh

Ahmed, M Kapil; van Ginneken, Jeroen; Razzaque, Abdur

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This study examines levels and trends in abortion among adolescent girls in 1982-98 and identifies groups of adolescents who are at high risk for having an abortion. The study used data sets collected in Matlab in Bangladesh where the Center for Health and Population Research at ICDDR,B, has maintained a demographic surveillance system, since 1966. Both bivariate and multivariate techniques of analysis were employed. We also used qualitative information derived from in-depth interviews with...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAhmed, M Kapil
dc.contributor.authorvan Ginneken, Jeroen
dc.contributor.authorRazzaque, Abdur
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:50:22Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-2276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/80749
dc.description.abstractThis study examines levels and trends in abortion among adolescent girls in 1982-98 and identifies groups of adolescents who are at high risk for having an abortion. The study used data sets collected in Matlab in Bangladesh where the Center for Health and Population Research at ICDDR,B, has maintained a demographic surveillance system, since 1966. Both bivariate and multivariate techniques of analysis were employed. We also used qualitative information derived from in-depth interviews with adolescents. The incidence of abortion was 35 times higher for unmarried than for married adolescents. Abortion ratios were also higher for adolescents who were <18 years old and for those with more than primary education. A little less than half of the abortions were induced by biomedical health workers (by means of menstrual regulation) which means that traditional providers fulfilled an important function in this rural area. The findings suggest that high-quality abortion services provided to adolescents in the framework of comprehensive reproductive health services will help to lower abortions in general and of unsafe abortions provided by traditional providers in particular.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceTropical Medicine and International Health
dc.subjectKeywords: abortion; contraceptive use; marriage; young population; abortion; adolescent; adolescent pregnancy; adult; article; Bangladesh; comparative study; contraception; demography; female; health care personnel; health service; high risk population; human; inci Adolescents; Bangladesh; Contraception; Induced abortion; Population-based study
dc.titleFactors Associated with Adolescent Abortion in a Rural Area of Bangladesh
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume10
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor160302 - Fertility
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub9013
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAhmed, M Kapil, ICDDR,B Centre for Health and Population Research
local.contributor.affiliationvan Ginneken, Jeroen, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
local.contributor.affiliationRazzaque, Abdur, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage198
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage205
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-3156.2004.01362.x
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T10:39:46Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-13944261627
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