Destigmatising abortion: expanding community awareness of abortion as a reproductive health issue in Ghana.

@article{Lithur2004DestigmatisingAE,
  title={Destigmatising abortion: expanding community awareness of abortion as a reproductive health issue in Ghana.},
  author={Nana Oye Lithur},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          70-4
        }
}
  • N. O. Lithur
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • African journal of reproductive health
Traditional and cultural values, social perceptions, religious teachings and criminalisation have facilitated stigmatisation of abortion in Ghana. Abortion is illegal in Ghana except in three instances. Though the law allows for performance of abortion in three circumstances, the Ghana reproductive health service policy did not have any induced legal abortion services component to cover the three exceptions until it was revised in 2003. The policy only had 'unsafe and post-abortion' care… 

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