AN ANALYSIS OF THE INCREASE IN MORTALITY RATE AS A RESULT OF ABORTION AMONG YOUNG WOMEN IN BENIN METROPOLIS

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE INCREASE IN MORTALITY RATE AS A RESULT OF ABORTION AMONG YOUNG WOMEN IN BENIN METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT
This study attempted to analyse reasons responsible for increase in abortion related mortality rates among young women in Benin metropolis.The survey research design was used to carry out the study, and the random sampling technique was used in selecting public places; such as schools, hospitals religious organization and shops in the three Local Government areas; Egor, Ikpoba-Okha, and Oredo, that makes up the Benin metropolis. The study was organized using a sample of two hundred and fifty (250) respondents, randomly selected from these three areas. Questionnaire and unstructured interview were used to elicit responses from respondents. The validity of the questionnaire was carried out by three lecturers from the department. The reliability of the instrument was determined using the test retest method. The instrument was administered to twenty respondents who were not part of the final study, and at an interval of two weeks the same instrument was again administered on the same group of respondents. The scores obtained were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient with a result coefficient of 0.68. The data obtained through questionnaire were analyzed using frequency counts and simple percentages. Results obtained indicated that:
Abortion was identified to be responsible for the increase in maternal mortality rate among young women in Benin Metropolis.
Mortality rates in abortion related cases can be reduced among young women in Benin Metropolis through sex education.
That there is a need for proper and special approach, which is individual confidential approach to counselling abortion victims.
That people are of the opinion that if abortion is made legal maternal mortality rate will not be reduced and will lead to high abortion incidence.
That government has a lot to contribute to issue of abortion related maternal mortality.
Conclusively, emphasis should be laid on sex education. A special approach (individual confidential approach) should be used in counselling abortion victims, in order to live a life out of shame. Government should provide free maternal and health services for teenage mothers. In addition, counselling centres for young mothers as well as social support to take care of unwanted children should be provided.

TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page
Certification
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of Study
Statement of the Problem
Research Questions
Purpose of Study
Significance of the Study
Limitations of the Study
Delimitation of the Study
Definitions of Terms
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
Concept of Abortion
Causes and Effects of Abortion
Types of Abortion
Methods of Abortion
The Abortion Act
Global Abortion Incidence
Ways of preventing Abortion
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Research Design
Population of the Study
Sample and Sampling Techniques
Research Instrument
Validity of Instrument
Reliability of Instrument
Methods of Data Collection
Data Analysis
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS
Analysis of Data
Discussion of Findings
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
Summary
Conclusion
Recommendations
Suggestions
References
Appendix

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE INCREASE IN MORTALITY RATE AS A RESULT OF ABORTION AMONG YOUNG WOMEN IN BENIN METROPOLIS

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