Self-induction of abortion among women accessing second-trimester abortion services in the public sector, Western Cape Province, South Africa: an exploratory study.

@article{Constant2014SelfinductionOA,
  title={Self-induction of abortion among women accessing second-trimester abortion services in the public sector, Western Cape Province, South Africa: an exploratory study.},
  author={Deborah Constant and Daniel Grossman and Naomi Lince and Jane Harries},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={302-5}
}
BACKGROUND Despite South Africa's liberal abortion law permitting abortion on request in the first trimester and under restricted conditions for second-trimester pregnancies, the practice of unsafe self-induced abortion persists. However, the prevalence of this practice, the methods used and the reasons behind it are relatively under-researched. As part of a larger study seeking to improve abortion services in the Western Cape Province, we explored reports of prior attempts to self-induce… CONTINUE READING
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