The prevalence and the reasons of issuing permission for therapeutic abortion in department of forensic medicine, Kermanshah, Iran, during 2005 to 2010

Sharifi, A. and Janatolmakan, M. and Khatony, A. (2019) The prevalence and the reasons of issuing permission for therapeutic abortion in department of forensic medicine, Kermanshah, Iran, during 2005 to 2010. BMC research notes, 12 (1). p. 574.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and the reasons of issuing permission for therapeutic abortion in department of forensic medicine, Kermanshah-Iran. RESULTS: There were a total number of 428 applications for issuing permits. The most common reasons of issuing permit for therapeutic abortion were fetal and maternal problems, specifically cerebral abnormalities (70.8), and anencephaly (30.3). Furthermore, 354 (82/7) out of 428 applications were able to get the legal permit and 17.3 of the applications did not receive permission, which was mainly due to "the lack of maternal indication". Increased knowledge of physicians and clinical personnel on indications of therapeutic abortions and related regulations would lead to the implementation of strategies which prevent void referrals to the department of forensic medicine and a better execution of therapeutic abortion law. By improving the health condition of pregnant women who seek pregnancy termination, informing them about indications of therapeutic abortions, and developing proper strategies to make pregnant women more acquainted with legal cases of abortion, we can take a significant step towards helping pregnant women and promoting their health.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abortion Forensic medicine Permission Therapeutic abortion
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib1 lib1
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2020 05:36
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 05:36
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18642

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