Maternal and child health / family planning and abortion in Madagascar.

  title={Maternal and child health / family planning and abortion in Madagascar.},
  journal={African journal of fertility, sexuality, and reproductive health},
  volume={1 1},
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    African journal of fertility, sexuality, and…
In Madagascar, the practice of abortion is illegal and a stiff penalty awaits offenders as, provided in the abortion laws. Studies revealed that despite the legal restrictions of abortion, a huge number of Malagasy women resort to abortion to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy. Most of these abortions are done in secret, with the help of traditional doctors or medical practitioners or paramedics, and still others try to manage abortion all by themselves. In 1998, there were 8934 recorded cases… CONTINUE READING

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