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Post Abortion Care and Prevention of Maternal Mortality

ADEWUMI, Oluwabukola Adefemi (RN, BNSc.); OHAERI, Beatrice (RN, Ph.D); OJO, Iyanuoluwa O. (RN, Ph.D); BABARIMISA, Oluwatoyin (RN, M.Sc.)

The reproductive health of women is a vital contributory factor to the overall health of any nation. Reproductive health  is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of illnesses or infirmity, reproductive health addresses the reproductive processes, functions, and systems at all stages of life. Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Around 26 to 53 million induced abortions occur worldwide annually, of this, about 20 million are unsafe abortions, resulting to about 70,000 maternal deaths worldwide annually, with 69,000 of them happening in developing countries. In Nigeria, it was discovered that as much 1.4million abortions are performed yearly, resulting in some 35,000 deaths yearly. Post abortion care is one of the most effective health interventions for preventing maternal morbidity and mortality. Therefore, this study examined how post abortion care could prevent maternal mortality.

Keywords: Abortion, Maternal, Mortality, Post Abortion Care, Prevention,

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