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Nepal Medical Abortion

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Andersen, Kathryn L. (Ipas)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
medication abortion; self use; community health workers
  • Abstract

    In Nepal, Ipas is working to expand medical abortion services as a promising strategy for providing safe abortion in low resource settings. Components of the successful provision of medical abortion (MA) include correct identification of gestational age, screening for eligibility, and assessment of successful MA. To provide a strategy for safely expanding MA availability to the lowest level of services, Ipas has developed a toolkit with tools for assessing medical abortion eligibility, as well as tools for assessing medical abortion success two weeks after the initial dose of mifepristone. This toolkit has been designed for use by female community health volunteers (FCHVs) and women themselves. The purpose of the proposed study is to examine the reliability of this toolkit in correctly assessing MA eligibility and success, when compared with comprehensive abortion care (CAC) providers offering standard care. Depending on the findings of this study, crucial evidence may be gained for safely introducing access to medical abortion at the community level and beyond the healthcare system either through FCHVs and/or independently by women.
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: 100%
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-09-01 / 2014-02-28
    Time Period: Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2013--Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014
  • 2013-09-01 / 2014-02-28
    Collection Date(s): Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2013--Fri Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2014
Geographic Coverage
  • Nepal
Sampled Universe
Literate women aged 16 or older seeking abortion from seven selected health facilities in six districts in Nepal (Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lalitpur, Rupendehi, Kasi, and Jhapa).
Smallest Geographic Unit: District
A convenience sample of seven facilities was selected to represent different regions of Nepal. All women age = 16 years who were able to read and write in Nepali, with a positive pregnancy test, who sought safe abortion at one of seven study facilities during the data collection period were eligible to participate. Literacy was assessed by women’s self-report and demonstrated ability to read and understand an item from the checklist.

Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview~~


Update Metadata: 2018-02-18 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-02-18

Andersen, Kathryn L. (2017): Nepal Medical Abortion. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.