Dalia Szulik

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In Argentina, unsafe abortions are the primary cause of maternal mortality, accounting for 32% of maternal deaths. During reform of the National Constitution in 1994, the women's movement effectively resisted the reactionary government/church position on abortion. Health professionals, including obstetrician-gynaecologists, played conflicting roles in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the role of obstetricians and gynaecologists in reproductive public health policies in Argentina. MATERIAL AND METHODS Combination of quantitative methods (survey, n=467) and qualitative methods (semistructured interview, n=35; focus groups, n=6). RESULTS The great majority of respondents believe that abortion and contraception are(More)
With the objective of recording and analyzing women's experiences with severe maternal morbidity from their perspective, between February and May 2011, 16 semi-structured interviews with women treated in the public hospitals of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area who suffered from severe maternal morbidity were carried out. In their testimonies, women report(More)
Since 1991, Argentina has had provincial reproductive health laws, a far-reaching national programme and strong public consensus in support of reproductive health policies. Nevertheless, the challenges of strengthening public services, increasing the number of programme sites and resisting conservative attacks remain. This article describes an assessment of(More)
Since the mid-1990s, several provincial bills have been passed in Argentina mandating the creation of programmes for family planning and sexual health services and education. A National Plan for Integrated Health Care for Adolescents was also passed but resources and actual programmes remain limited. The policy process has been fraught with difficulties,(More)
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