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SOUZA, Kleyde Ventura de; ALMEIDA, Maria Rita de Cássia Barreto de  e  SOARES, Vânia Muniz Nequer. Characteristics of maternal mortality by abortion in Parana: 2003-2005. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.4, pp. 741-749. ISSN 1414-8145.

A descriptive study whose objective was to identify the characteristics of women who died while having an abortion in the state of Parana between 2003 and 2005, outlining the sociodemographical, reproductive aspects and to the care received. The data was obtained from case series of maternal mortality by the State Committee of Maternal Death Prevention/Parana. There were seventeen cases analyzed and the figures showed 88% of them could have been avoided. The abortion cases followed by infection (59%) were the basic cause of the major concentration of avoidable mortalities. Young married women with a low socio-economic status and fertility were the most affected. This way, it reaffirms the importance of access to social welfare and to health education towards a qualified reproductive planning.

Palavras-chave : Maternal mortality; Abortion; Woman health; Sexual and reproductive health; Sexual and reproductive rights .

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