Women's stories of abortion in southern Gabon, Africa.

  title={Women's stories of abortion in southern Gabon, Africa.},
  author={Rosanna Formanek Hess},
  journal={Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society},
  volume={18 1},
The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons women in rural, southern Gabon, Africa, chose to terminate their pregnancies, the methods used to induce abortions, and postabortion effects experienced by these women. Abortion is illegal in this country. A descriptive qualitative design guided the methodology for this study. Five women with a history of induced abortion were interviewed in-depth for their abortion story. Reasons cited for an abortion included lack of financial and partner… CONTINUE READING
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