JOURNAL ARTICLE

Women's satisfaction with medical termination

M E Maaita, C Prasarman, J Smith, E J Neale
British Journal of Family Planning 1999, 25 (1): 9-11
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One hundred women aged between 14 and 43 completed a questionnaire regarding their experience and satisfaction with medical termination of pregnancy at Bedford Hospital. A visual analogue score from 0-10 was used. Age, occupation, marital status, parity, previous terminations and awareness of the medical method were recorded. Additional comments were also invited. Overall satisfaction with the method was good, with a mean score of 8.19 and women were very appreciative of the care given by nursing staff. Counselling and choice of method offered scored less well and need improvement. Eighty five per cent of this sample had already had a previous termination of pregnancy, with 30 per cent having had two or more, indicating a need for improved contraceptive counselling both before and after the termination.

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