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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-122

Fifteen years analysis of complications following minilaparotomy female sterilization in Jos Nigeria

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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A O Aisien
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State
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A retrospective analysis of complications following female sterilization via minilaparotomy performed in Jos University Teaching Hospital between January 1985 and December 1999 was undertaken to determine the incidence, the type of complications and identify ways of improving the service. 2986 clients had female surgical contraceptions. Major surgical complications occurred in 0.87% of the clients. Minor complications were seen in 4.15% with wound sepsis contributing 3.75% to the rate. The crude failure rate was 0.23%. Re-anastomosis was the reason for the failures not surgical misapplication of devices nor fistulous opening as found elsewhere. There was no death in the series. Clients seeking surgical contraception should be counseled about the minimal major surgical and minor complications that could occur during the procedures. Our center will need to focus on infection prevention in female surgical contraception in order for the services to enjoy continuous acceptance by the clients.

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