Critical gaps in universal access to reproductive health: Contraception and prevention of unsafe abortion

  title={Critical gaps in universal access to reproductive health: Contraception and prevention of unsafe abortion},
  author={Kelly Culwell and Marcel Vekemans and Upeka Silva and Manuelle Hurwitz and Barbara B. Crane},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},

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  • Marina Padilla de Gil
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    International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 2014

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