This literature review about contraception and induced abortion in the West Indies shows quite a modest track of scientific records, poor knowledge of contraception, high estimated number of induced abortion and missing research on prevalence of abortion. Most islands have restrictive laws on abortion.
Background: Most islands in the West Indies do not have liberal laws on abortion, nor laws on pregnancy prevention programmes (contraception). We present results of a literature review about the attitude of healthcare providers and women toward (emergency) contraception and induced abortion, prevalence, methods and juridical aspects of induced abortion and prevention policies.
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