Characteristics and Outcomes of Unexecuted Postpartum Sterilization in High Risk Low Income Obstetrical Patients
ACOG ePoster. Persad M. Apr 27, 2018; 211526
Malini Persad
Malini Persad
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Introduction: To determine the characteristics and outcomes associated with unexecuted postpartum sterilizations in high risk low income obstetrical patients.

Methods: A retrospective cohort study of pregnant women desiring postpartum sterilization from a high risk, Medicaid based, obstetrical practice was undertaken at a university based hospital from January-June 2014. Women who did not undergo postpartum sterilization were compared to those who underwent the postpartum procedure during the hospital stay. Maternal demographic factors, medical history, obstetrical history and mode of delivery were extracted from the medical record. Women who did not undergo sterilization were assessed for contraception utilized, obstetrical follow up, unintended pregnancy rate and subsequent adverse pregnancy outcomes. Groups were compared with the use of parametric and non-parametric tests with a p
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