The cost of postabortion care and legal abortion in Colombia.

  title={The cost of postabortion care and legal abortion in Colombia.},
  author={Elena Prada and Isaac Maddow-Zimet and Fatima Juarez},
  journal={International perspectives on sexual and reproductive health},
  volume={39 3},
CONTEXT Although Colombia partially liberalized its abortion law in 2006, many abortions continue to occur outside the law and result in complications. Assessing the costs to the health care system of safe, legal abortions and of treating complications of unsafe, illegal abortions has important policy implications. METHODS The Post-Abortion Care Costing Methodology was used to produce estimates of direct and indirect costs of postabortion care and direct costs of legal abortions in Colombia… CONTINUE READING
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