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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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CHIARELLI, Julieta et al. Interrupción legal del embarazo en un hospital público y su área programática. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2020, vol.80, n.1, pp.1-9. ISSN 0025-7680.

The Argentine Penal Code in its article 86 specifies the grounds for the legal interruption of pregnancy. In the Programmatic Area of the Piñero Hospital, city of Buenos Aires, a protocol to perform them was established. Since the implementation it had not been evaluated. The objective was to describe the characteristics of these interventions in 2017. A descriptive study was conducted, as a source of information a form completed by the teams after care for the women was used. There were 503 cases, the average gestational age at the first consultation was 8.5 weeks; 93.8% were resolved in the first level, 94.5% of them in the first trimester of pregnancy. The causal integral health was the main one addressed in the health centers, while in the hospital it was rape. The resolution period for the interruptions was 5.7 days in the health centers and 1.3 days in the hospital. The resolution was with medications in 80.9% of the cases in the health centers. The complication rate was 8 per 1000 interruptions. The subsequent contraceptive method coverage was 16.7 per 100 interruptions. In compliance with the sentence F.A.L. (Supreme Court of Justice), access to legal interruptions of pregnancy and women's care implies an increase in effective access to sexual and reproductive rights and a decrease in the number of those who will be exposed to unsafe practices that increase the risk of morbidity and mortality.

Keywords : Legal abortion; Civil rights; Reproductive health; Ambulatory health centers; Hospital.

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