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The Abortion Incidence Complications Method: a quantitative technique.

  title={The Abortion Incidence Complications Method: a quantitative technique.},
  author={Susheela Singh and Elena Prada and Fatima Juarez},
This chapter describes this indirect approach that builds on the number of women treated in health facilities for abortion complications to estimate the total number of induced abortions. The AICM first yields data on numbers and rates of women receiving treatment for complications of induced abortion either through national hospital discharge data or a nationally representative Health Facilities Survey. Then respondents to a Health Professionals Survey are asked three sets of questions that… 

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