Observations on abortion in Zambia

Castle, Mary Ann, Likwa, Rosemary, and Whittaker, Maxine (1990) Observations on abortion in Zambia. Studies in Family Planning, 21 (4). pp. 231-235.

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This report describes the findings of a preliminary investigation of women who sought treatment for abortion from the Gynecological Emergency Ward at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. Barriers to obtaining legal abortions are identified and the harsh experiences of women seeking treatment for complications of illegally induced abortion are discussed. The data contribute to an understanding of the intensity of abortion for Zambian women and draw attention to the value of small-scale, qualitative research on women's reproductive health care needs. It is suggested that a study be planned at UTH to determine how health care delivery can be improved for women who seek abortion.

Item ID: 61326
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1728-4465
Keywords: abortion, Zambia, gynecology, reproductive health
Copyright Information: Studies in Family Planning © 1990.
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 00:11
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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