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Realizing reproductive choice and rights: abortion and contraception in India.

  title={Realizing reproductive choice and rights: abortion and contraception in India.},
  author={Anju Malhotra and Laura Nyblade and Sulabha Parasuraman and Kerry L D MacQuarrie and Namita Kashyap},
The International Center for Research on Women designed and implemented an innovative large-scale household-based study in India in order to better understand the interrelationships of contraceptive options and abortion prevalence for women in developing countries. This study explores the domestic societal service-related and policy-related context of the occurrence and resolution of unwanted pregnancies among a sample of approximately 2400 women. It was conducted from 1999-2002 in the state of… 

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