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Induced Abortion – Epidemiological, Psychological and Social Aspects

The highest percentage of women who required induced abortions were in the age group between 26 and 36 years. These women are almost married, and the greatest percentage of them have a history of more than one delivery and more than two induced abortions.


Objective: Induced abortion is termination of pregnancy based on a woman's decision and performed by a gyneacologists within the gestational age limit. The aim of this study was to establish annual epidemiologic picture of induced abortions for non-medical indications at the territory of the City of Niš, Serbia.

16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Jan, 2016


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Contraception and Induced Abortion in the West Indies: A Review

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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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

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