Factors influencing illegal abortions among women in uganda
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Illegal abortions among women are a pressing public health concern in Uganda with significant implication on female reproductive system and ethical and moral implications leading to illness, shame and death. It is on that basis that this study based on to access the factors influencing illegal abortions among women in Uganda. The general objective was to determine factors influencing illegal abortion among women in Kampala district and the specific objectives were determining relationship between demographic factors, media factors on illegal abortions among women in Uganda. A total of 10958 women were included in the study. Data was analyzed at univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis. The findings of this study were that there’s a significant statistically significant relationship between marital status, educational attainment, relationship issues and media factors that is radio and newspapers. Specifically the study showed that divorced women had the highest odds of influencing illegal abortions. Also Specifically women with no education attainment had the highest odds of influencing illegal abortions among women. As well as women that listened to radio at least once a week and those that don’t read newspapers at all. Therefore, basing on these findings, the study recommended as follows more sensitization and publication on the law relating to illegal abortions, ensuring a strict ban on the importation of abortion drugs, improving on accessibility of contraception to wide range of contraceptives including LARCs and legal reforms to advocate for changes to existing abortion laws to expand access to safe and legal abortion services.