Unsafe abortion: global and regional incidence, trends, consequences, and challenges.

@article{Shah2009UnsafeAG,
  title={Unsafe abortion: global and regional incidence, trends, consequences, and challenges.},
  author={Iqbal Shah and Elisabeth L Ahman},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={
          1149-58
        }
}
  • I. ShahE. Ahman
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC

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