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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Exploring The Relationship Between Induced Abortion And Hiv Infection In Brazil.
Author: Barbosa, Regina M
Pinho, Adriana A
Santos, Naila S
Villela, Wilza V
Abstract: The impact of HIV on the decision to interrupt pregnancy remains an understudied topic in Brazil and the world. The technical means to implement HIV prevention and treatment interventions are widely available in Brazil. Although Brazil has restrictive abortion laws, induced abortion occurs frequently. This qualitative study investigates the extent to which Brazilian women are motivated to seek abortion as a consequence of having HIV disease, and the extent to which the decision is part of a larger reproductive decision-making context. Researchers interviewed 30 women who were living with HIV and had terminated pregnancies or attempted to do so. Many women identified their HIV status as an important aspect of their decision-making regarding abortion. Women also took into account issues such as the stage of life when the pregnancy occurred and the absence of support from partners and families. Contraceptive practices, pregnancy and abortion in this population are influenced by multiple factors that act on the structural, social, interpersonal and individual levels. We hypothesize that HIV infection and abortion are sometimes associated with similar contexts of vulnerability. Health services therefore should address HIV and reproductive issues together, with reproductive and sexual rights serving as the fundamental basis of health care.
Subject: Abortion, Induced
Adolescent
Adult
Brazil
Contraception
Decision Making
Female
Hiv Infections
Health Personnel
Humans
Middle Aged
Motivation
Qualitative Research
Reproductive Health Services
Young Adult
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0968-8080(12)39633-X
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23177683
Date Issue: 2012
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