Sex-selective abortion in Nepal: a qualitative study of health workers' perspectives.

@article{Lamichhane2011SexselectiveAI,
  title={Sex-selective abortion in Nepal: a qualitative study of health workers' perspectives.},
  author={Prabhat Lamichhane and Tabetha R Harken and Mahesh C Puri and Philip D. Darney and Maya Blum and Cynthia C. Harper and Jillian T. Henderson},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 3 Suppl},
  pages={
          S37-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sex-selective abortion is expressly prohibited in Nepal, but limited evidence suggests that it occurs nevertheless. Providers' perspectives on sex-selective abortion were examined as part of a larger study on legal abortion in the public sector in Nepal. METHODS In-depth interviews were conducted with health care providers and administrators providing abortion services at four major hospitals (n = 35), two in the Kathmandu Valley and two in outlying rural areas. A grounded theory… CONTINUE READING
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