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Naghizadeh S, Ebrahimpour M, Rahmani A, Rostami H, Dehgani S. Assessment of knowledge and viewpoint of midwifery students of Tabriz Azad Islamic University and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences toward abortion in 2012. ijme. 2013; 6 (4) :89-99
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1- MSc Department of Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran , s.naghizadeh@iaut.ac.ir
2- MSc Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3- Assistant Professor Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4- MSc Department of Midwifery, Bonab Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bonab, Iran
5- MSc student Department of Midwifery, Bonab Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bonab, Iran
Abstract:   (5934 Views)
Lack of knowledge of the medical team about the regulations and laws of abortion can endanger mother’s health and also faces the medical community with serious problems. The aim of this study was assessment of knowledge and viewpoint of midwifery students in Tabriz Azad Islamic University and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences toward abortion. This study is a descriptive study which was conducted in 2013 on 300 midwifery students in Tabriz Islamic Azad University and Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. A four-part questionnaire was used for gathering data parts 1 to 4 included the personal, social, educational particulars of midwifery students and studying the students’ knowledge about the I. R. Iran’s regulations and laws regarding abortion, studying the students’ viewpoints toward legal and illegal abortion. Our study showed that 26.7% of midwifery students have proper knowledge about abortion, the knowledge of 53.7% of them was in the medium level and 19.7% of students have weak knowledge toward it. The positive viewpoint toward legal abortion was observed in 89.3% of the students and 10.7% of students had negative viewpoint. Our analysis showed that there is no statistically significant difference between students’ knowledge about abortion (P≤0.76), students’ viewpoint toward legal abortion (P≤0.44) and students’ viewpoint toward illegal abortion (P≤0.081). Although in our study midwifery students’ knowledge about abortion regulations was not sufficient, there is the high probability of their encountering with judicial problems. Therefore, it is recommended to raise the midwifery students’ level of knowledge about the authorized cases of abortion and regulations which may decrease the fines of criminal abortions in the future.
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Received: 2013/10/14 | Accepted: 2013/10/14 | Published: 2013/10/14

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