Reproductive health providers' willingness to provide comprehensive abortion services and knowledge of the abortion law in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Show simple item record Rominski, Sarah D. Lori, Jody R. Tadesse, Lia Fisseha, Senait 2019-10-08T15:58:27Z 2019-10-08T15:58:27Z 2015-11
dc.identifier.citation Vol. 7(11), pp. 168-174, November 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2141-2456
dc.description.abstract In Ethiopia, the maternal mortality ratio is 676/100,000 live births with complications from unsafe abortion being the leading cause. The current study was conducted to assess the knowledge of reproductive health practitioners of the law governing abortion in Ethiopia, the willingness of providers to perform abortion procedures, and current comprehensive abortion care (CAC) practice patterns of physicians, midwives, and nurses at one teaching hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All currently practicing obstetric/gynecologist faculty and residents, midwives, and nurses working on the obstetrics and gynecology ward at one public teaching hospital in Addis Ababa were invited to participate in this cross-sectional survey. A total of 50 participants completed the survey. 68% of the sample, reported being willing to provide abortion services, if offered the appropriate training. Participants who believe unsafe abortion is a large contributor to poor health of Ethiopian women are almost seven times more likely to be willing to provide CAC services, and physicians are more likely than non-physicians to report being comfortable currently providing CAC services. Obstetric and gynecological providers at St. Paul’s are supportive of providing abortion services, if they are trained in the procedure. Ensuring proper clinical training, as well as sensitization to the recent law change and the burden of unsafe abortion, is of the upmost importance to ensure Ethiopian women have access to safe abortions, as allowed by law. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher academicJournals en_US
dc.subject Ethiopia en_US
dc.subject abortion en_US
dc.subject family planning en_US
dc.title Reproductive health providers' willingness to provide comprehensive abortion services and knowledge of the abortion law in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Obstetrics and Gynecology
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Health Sciences
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum University of Michigan Medical School en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, University of Michigan, School of Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl et al 2015.5 (3).pdf
dc.identifier.source International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery en_US
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dc.description.filedescription Description of Rominski et al 2015.5 (3).pdf : Main article Gebremedhin, Lia Tadesse; 0000-0003-0850-9154 en_US Lori, Jody; 0000-0003-0564-5783 en_US Rominski, Sarah; 0000-0002-1539-5397 en_US
dc.owningcollname International Reproductive Health Training, Center for (UM-CIRHT)
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