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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evidence Supporting Broader Access To Safe Legal Abortion
Author: Faundes
Anibal; Shah
Iqbal H.
Abstract: Unsafe abortion continues to be a major cause of maternal death; it accounts for 14.5% of all maternal deaths globally and almost all of these deaths occur in countries with restrictive abortion laws. A strong body of accumulated evidence shows that the simple means to drastically reduce unsafe abortion-related maternal deaths and morbidity is to make abortion legal and institutional termination of pregnancy broadly accessible. Despite this evidence, abortion is denied even when the legal condition for abortion is met. The present article aims to contribute to a better understanding that one can be in favor of greater access to safe abortion services, while at the same time not be "in favor of abortion," by reviewing the evidence that indicates that criminalization of abortion only increases mortality and morbidity without decreasing the incidence of induced abortion, and that decriminalization rapidly reduces abortion-related mortality and does not increase abortion rates. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. on behalf of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Subject: Illegal Abortion
Unsafe Abortion
Recent Trends
Women
Pregnancy
Complications
Mortality
Worldwide
Health
Country: CLARE
Editor: ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
Citation: Evidence Supporting Broader Access To Safe Legal Abortion. Elsevier Ireland Ltd, v. 131, p. S56-S59 OCT-2015.
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.03.018
Address: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020729215001575
Date Issue: 2015
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