Ahmad Wasim Yusaf.
Criminal Abortion is a Curse.
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;2(1-2):32-3.
Six hundred women were admitted in `B` wing of Lady Willingdon Hospital, Lahore for abortion. One hundred and fifty six cases admitted that they had gone back to street abortionists. There were 43 maternal deaths in unit II that year out of which 87% were due to deaths. Out of these 35 deaths were due to abortions. 34 were having procured illegal abortion. Out of 34 patients 66% were grand multipara and nearly 50% had residence outside Lahore 25-30% were of over 30 years of age, 83% belonging to poor socioeconomic grade.
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