Shaping legal abortion provision in Ghana: using policy theory to understand provider-related obstacles to policy implementation

@inproceedings{Aniteye2013ShapingLA,
  title={Shaping legal abortion provision in Ghana: using policy theory to understand provider-related obstacles to policy implementation},
  author={Patience Aniteye and Susannah H Mayhew},
  booktitle={Health research policy and systems},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Unsafe abortion is a major public health problem in Ghana; despite its liberal abortion law, access to safe, legal abortion in public health facilities is limited. Theory is often neglected as a tool for providing evidence to inform better practice; in this study we investigated the reasons for poor implementation of the policy in Ghana using Lipsky's theory of street-level bureaucracy to better understand how providers shape and implement policy and how provider-level barriers might… CONTINUE READING
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