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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 315-318

A stone age conduct of unsafe abortion in adolescent: Complicated by gangrenous uterus and bowel


1 Adolescent Friendly Research Initiative and Care; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ekiti State University College of Medicine, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
2 Department of General Surgery, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ekiti State University College of Medicine, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
4 Adolescent Friendly Research Initiative and Care, Ekiti State University College of Medicine; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
5 Adolescent Friendly Research Initiative and Care, Ekiti State University College of Medicine, Ado-Ekiti; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria
6 Adolescent Friendly Research Initiative and Care, Ekiti State University College of Medicine; Department of Nursing, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. B A Olofinbiyi
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ekiti State University College of Medicine, Ado-Ekiti
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/TJOG.TJOG_15_19

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Unsafe abortion in adolescents is of great public health challenge and it occupies a large armamentarium in contemporary adolescent reproductive health issues. This case report was that of induced unsafe abortion, done without analgesia and inside a sitting room, in a 15-year-old, secondary school girl, nullipara; complicated by gangrenous uterus and bowel for which she had subtotal hysterectomy, bowel resection, and anastomosis. Primary preventive strategies should be the cornerstone of prevention with more emphasis on advocacy for adolescent sexuality and reproductive health education, information, and family planning/emergency contraception.


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