Abortion and sex-related conditions in substance-dependent Brazilian patients

Abortion and sex-related conditions in substance-dependent Brazilian patients

Author Diehl, Alessandra Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pillon, Sandra Cristina Google Scholar
dos Santos, Manoel Antonio Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Abortion is a very sensitive issue with relevance to public health

however few clinical or population-based studies have examined induced abortion among drug users. The study aims to evaluate the prevalence of induced abortion and sex-related conditions in an inpatient drug user sample. A cross-sectional design study was conducted in an inpatient addiction treatment unit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a sample of 616 patients, aged 18-75. Sociodemographic data, sexual behavior, and dependence severity were evaluated in relation to induced abortion. Approximately 27% of patients reported having a history of abortion (themselves in the case of women or partners in the case of men). The mean age was 34.6 +/- 10.9 years old, 34.9% diagnosed with severe alcohol dependence, 33% were diagnosed with severe levels of dependence on other drugs, 69.6% were diagnosed cocaine users (inhaled and smoked), and alcohol was the drug of choice for 30.4%. Chances of having a history of abortion is greater for women than for men with a odds ratio (OR = 2.9

95% CI: 1.75-4.76), (OR = 1.7

95% CI: 1.09-2.75) of no condom use

(OR = 2.0

95% CI: 1.35-3.23) of history of STI and (OR = 3.2

95% CI: 1.29-5.73) use of morning-after pill. Drug-and alcohol-dependent patients have high-risk behaviours of sporadic use or no-condom use which contribute to unplanned pregnancy and induced abortion, making this vulnerable population a group which deserves special attention in sexual health prevention programmes and health promotion efforts for the reduction of induced abortion.
Keywords Abortion
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Drug Users
Substance-related Disorders
Public Policies
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Rio De Janiero
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Cadernos De Saude Publica. Rio De Janiero, v. 33, n. 11, p. -, 2017.
ISSN 0102-311X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Cadernos Saude Publica
Extent -
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-311X00143416
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000418654500011
SciELO ID S0102-311X2017001105010 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55363

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