‘I felt the world crash down on me’: Women’s experiences being denied legal abortion in Colombia

@inproceedings{DePieres2017IFT,
  title={‘I felt the world crash down on me’: Women’s experiences being denied legal abortion in Colombia},
  author={Teresa DePi{\~n}eres and Sarah Raifman and Margoth Mora and Cristina Susana Jim{\'e}nez Villarreal and Diana Foster and Caitlin Elisabeth Gerdts},
  booktitle={Reproductive health},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND In 2006, Colombia's constitutional court overturned a complete ban on abortion, liberalizing the procedure. Despite a relatively liberal new law, women still struggle to access safe and legal abortion services. We aimed to understand why women are denied services in Colombia, and what factors determine if and how they ultimately terminate pregnancies. METHODS We recruited women denied abortion at a private facility in Bogota. Twenty-one participants completed an initial interview… CONTINUE READING
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