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Observational study of sociocultural candidates of legal termination of pregnancy

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Fernanda Mellany Alves da Silva ,
Fernanda Mellany Alves da Silva

Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Abierta Interamericana. Argentina

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Estela Acosta ,
Estela Acosta

Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Abierta Interamericana. Argentina

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Abstract

Background: ILE (legal interruption of pregnancy) is a legal right of all people with the capacity to gestate that was promulgated in January 2021 – Law 27,610, its application being mandatory throughout the Argentine Republic. ILE provides the interruption up to the 14th week of pregnancy and the procedure must be performed up to ten days after the interruption has been requested. The law is applicable to any age, including adolescents under 16 years of age, and in these cases, it is not necessary to submit an affidavit, since any activity that involves children is considered sexual violence. The
Medical teams must guarantee privacy, autonomy, confidentiality, and dignified treatment. Material and methods: A series of anonymous data was compiled from patients at the Ana Goitia acute maternal and Child specialized hospital of patients who requested ILE during the first trimester of pregnancy to establish the socio-cultural profile of these patients. Results: An analysis was carried out on 522 women who requested ILE in 2021 and 2022, and it could be inferred that the number of patients who requested ILE according to age was (10.5%) of patients aged 10 to 19 years, (51, 3%) of the patients with 20 to 29 years, (33.3%) of the patients with 30 to 39 years and (5.0%) of the patients with 40 to 49 years. In addition, within the MAC (contraceptive methods) chosen by these people after adequate counseling and the procedure, the IUD was chosen by (50.9%), the SIU had a percentage of (100%), the ACI (45.2 %), the ISD had a (50%) and the ACO (55.2%).
Conclusion: It has been verified that not only counseling about contraceptives is important, but also social, family, and economic support as a support resource for the most vulnerable groups, before and after the legal interruption.

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Alves da Silva FM, Acosta E. Observational study of sociocultural candidates of legal termination of pregnancy. Southern perspective / Perspectiva austral [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];2:31. Available from: https://pa.saludcyt.ar/index.php/pa/article/view/31

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