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Table 4 Abortion experience of respondents by method in four selected health institutions, Northwest Ethiopia, November 2009

From: Client preferences and acceptability for medical abortion and MVA as early pregnancy termination method in Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Medical MVA
Pregnancy Expelled 94.4% 92.5%
Place of abortion   
   Health facility 50(21%) 144(98%)
   Home 182(76.5%) 3(2%)
   Could not identify location 4(2.1%)  
   Other 1(0.4%)  
Duration of bleeding*(mean ± sd) 6.7± 5.2 3.6± 3.7
Side effects   
   Abdominal cramp* 85.7% 66%
   Nausea* 56.2% 27.7%
   Vomiting* 25.1% 15.1%
   Diarrhea 3.6% 0.6%
   Fever 11.6% 6.3%
   Headache 13.1% 15.7%
  1. *P < 0.01