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Table 2 The relative number and share of complications in each abortion method between 2008 and 2015. The complications are categorized as incomplete abortion, bleeding or infection

From: Complications related to induced abortion: a combined retrospective and longitudinal follow-up study

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
n (%)
Complications following Medical Abortions < 12 weeks 13 (4.2) 13 (4.2) 25 (8.0) 24 (6.2) 36 (8.3) 55 (8.8) 47 (7.6) 57 (8.2) 270 (7.3)
 Incomplete Abortions 8 6 17 11 17 32 27 35 153
 Bleeding 4 5 3 7 13 14 12 14 72
 Infections 1 2 5 6 6 9 8 8 45
Complications following Surgical Abortions 11 (6.6%) 6 (4.2%) 4 (3.0%) 7 7.1%) 7 (8.0%) 6 (7.3%) 2 (2.1%) 2 (3.6%) 45 (5.2%)
 Incomplete Abortions 5 3 1 0 2 2 1 1 15
 Bleeding 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4
 Infections 6 3 3 5 4 3 1 1 26
Complications following Medical Abortions > 12 weeks 2 (3.5%) 4 (8.3%) 2 (6.3%) 3 (6.0%) 2 (3.6%) 1 (1.9%) 3 (7.9%) 1 (1.9%) 18 (4.7%)
 Incomplete Abortions 0 0 1 2 2 0 3 1 9
 Bleeding 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
 Infections 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6