Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services and Reproductive Health Complications in Assam, India

Mousumi Gogoi, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Sayeed Unisa, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Abhishek Kumar, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Maternal health services have a significant role in the improvement of reproductive health. Access to skilled assistance and well equipped health institutions during delivery can reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and improve pregnancy outcomes. Study tries to show the interrelationship between use of maternal health care services and having any reproductive health complications using third round of District level Household Survey conducted during 2007-08. Bivariate and multivariate analysis is used to examine the interrelationship between pregnancy complications and use of health care services. Finding shows, nearly half of the women reported complication of paleness/giddiness/weakness during pregnancy and 56 percent reporting of having obstructed labour. Result shows that women received full ANC has less pregnancy and delivery complications as compare to non receivers. Two-fifths of women reported any type of post delivery complication who had received full ANC checkups, most of them were reported of lower abdominal pain after delivery.

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Presented in Poster Session 2