Induced abortion in Thailand: current situation in public hospitals and legal perspectives.

  title={Induced abortion in Thailand: current situation in public hospitals and legal perspectives.},
  author={Suwanna Warakamin and Nongluk Boonthai and Viroj Tangcharoensathien},
  journal={Reproductive health matters},
  volume={12 24 Suppl},
Abortion is illegal in Thailand unless the woman's health is at risk or pregnancy is due to rape. This study, carried out in 1999 in 787 government hospitals, examined the magnitude and profile of abortion in Thailand, using data collected prospectively through a review of 45,990 case records (of which 28.5% were classified as induced and 71.5% as spontaneous abortions) and face-to-face interviews with a sub-set of 1854 women patients. The estimated induced abortion ratio was 19.5 per 1000 live… CONTINUE READING
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