Why resort to illegal abortion in Zambia? Findings of a community-based study in Western Province.

@article{KosterOyekan1998WhyRT,
  title={Why resort to illegal abortion in Zambia? Findings of a community-based study in Western Province.},
  author={W Koster-Oyekan},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={1303-12}
}
This article presents part of the findings of a community-based study on the causes and effects of unplanned pregnancies in four districts of Western Province, Zambia. The study broke the silence around abortion in Western Province and revealed that induced abortion poses a public health problem. Using innovative methodology of recording and analyzing histories of deaths from induced abortion, the abortion mortality ratio was calculated for the study districts. Findings reveal all extremely… CONTINUE READING