Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar
Year 2005     Volumen 30     Number 1
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UDK 618.39(497.11) ISSN 0350-2899, 30(2005) 1 p.7-10
Original paper

Artificial Abortion - Contraceptive Method or a Necessity

Ljubica Milošević (1), Jasmina Diković (2), Ljiljana Jovanović (3), Dragoslav Kalinović (1),
Sergije Kržanović (4)
(1) Zdravstveni centar Zaječar, Ginekološko-akušerska služba
(2) Zdravstveni centar Zaječar, Ginekološko-akušerska služba
(3) Zdravstveni centar Zaječar, Služba opšte medicine
(4) Zavod za zdravstvenu zaštitu "Timok"



  Summary: The basic concept of the modern perinatology - the baby’s right to be born in physical, emotional and spiritual health - starts with family planning. Unplanned, unwanted birth can be prevented (contraception) or the pregnancy can be interrupted (abortion). Abortion is a discontinuance of pregnancy before the foetus is mature enough to be able to live outside the uterus. Artificial abortion is induced expulsion of the foetus done on purpose. In order to apply modern contraceptive methods with women in their generative age, a retrospective study has been carried out on the material including all cases of artificial abortion, miscarriage, childbirths and physical examinations performed on women in the period 1990-2003 at the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Ward, the Women’s Care Centre and the Public Health Institute »Timok« in Zaječar. According to the results, the number of abortions done on purpose stands in correlation of 184 to 69 in 100 deliveries. These highly negative results show that artificial abortion is the basic method of contraception. This can also be proved by the average number of consultations (0.56 – 3.42) at the Women’s Care Centre for choosing an appropriate modern contraceptive measure. It should be emphasized that these facts are not relevant, because it is usually very hard to get the true number of artificial abortions owing to the fact that there are difficulties in registering, there is a number of gynaecologists with private practice and the abortion itself is differently classified. The solution to the problem of reproductive health depends entirely on the possibilities and readiness of the society to face the problem of artificial abortion as a basic method of contraception.
Key words: abortion

Note: full text in Serbian
Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku

  Corresponding Address:
Ljubica Milošević
Bitoljska 20, 19000 Zaječar
e-mail: dumil019@ptt.yu
  Paper received: 29. 11. 2004.
Paper accepted: 20. 12. 2004.
Published online: 30. 04. 2005.
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