Induced abortion and unintended pregnancy in Guatemala.

  title={Induced abortion and unintended pregnancy in Guatemala.},
  author={Susheela D. Singh and Elena Prada and Edgar Kestler},
  journal={International family planning perspectives},
  volume={32 3},
CONTEXT Although Guatemalan law permits induced abortion only to save a woman's life, many women obtain abortions, often under unsafe conditions and in response to an unintended pregnancy. Recent studies indicate that unsafe abortion is a key factor contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality in the country, but no national data on the incidence of abortion exist. METHODS Surveys of all hospitals that treat women for postabortion complications and of 74 professionals who are… CONTINUE READING


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