Late termination of pregnancy: a comparison of obstetricians’ experience in eight European countries

  title={Late termination of pregnancy: a comparison of obstetricians’ experience in eight European countries},
  author={Marwan Habiba and Monica Da Fr{\`e} and D Taylor and Catherine Arnaud and Otto P. Bleker and G{\"o}ran Lingman and M M G{\'o}mez and P. Gratia and Wolfgang Heyl and Corrado Viafora},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  • M. Habiba, M. Da Frè, C. Viafora
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Objective  To compare the experience and attitude of obstetricians in Europe towards late termination of pregnancy and the factors affecting their responses. 
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