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dc.contributor.CRUESPUniversidade Estadual de Campinaspt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.titleBrazilians have different views on when abortion should be legal, but most do not agree with imprisoning women for abortionpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorFaundes, Apt_BR
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, GApt_BR
dc.contributor.authorde Sousa, MHpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorCamargo, RPSpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorPacagnella, RCpt_BR
unicamp.authorFaundes, Anibal Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Med Sci, Cemicamp Ctr Res Reprod Hlth Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazilpt_BR
unicamp.authorFaundes, Anibal Pacagnella, Rodolfo Carvalho Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Med Sci, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Sao Paulo, Brazilpt_BR
unicamp.authorDuarte, Graciana Alves de Sousa, Maria Helena Cemicamp, Sao Paulo, Brazilpt_BR
unicamp.authorSoares Camargo, Rodrigo Pauperio Jundiai Med Sch, Sao Paulo, Brazilpt_BR
dc.subjectabortion law and policypt_BR
dc.subjectopinion pollpt_BR
dc.subjectpublic opinionpt_BR
dc.description.abstractUnsafe abortions remain a major public health problem in countries with very restrictive abortion laws. In Brazil, parliamentarians - who have the power to change the law - are influenced by "public opinion", often obtained through surveys and opinion polls. This paper presents the findings from two studies. One was carried out in February-December 2010 among 1,660 public servants and the other in February-July 2011 with 874 medical students from three medical schools, both in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Both groups of respondents were asked two sets of questions to obtain their opinion about abortion: 1) under which circumstances abortion should be permitted by law, and 2) whether or not women in general and women they knew who had had an abortion should be punished with prison, as Brazilian law mandates. The differences in their answers were enormous: the majority of respondents were against putting women who have had abortions in prison. Almost 60% of civil servants and 25% of medical students knew at least one woman who had had an illegal abortion; 85% of medical students and 83% of civil servants thought this person(s) should not be jailed. Brazilian parliamentarians who are currently reviewing a reform in the Penal Code need to have this information urgently. (C) 2013 Reproductive Health Matterspt
dc.relation.ispartofReproductive Health Matterspt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofabbreviationReprod. Health Matterspt_BR
dc.publisherElsevier Science Bvpt_BR
dc.identifier.citationReproductive Health Matters. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 21, n. 42, n. 165, n. 173, 2013.pt_BR
dc.sourceWeb of Sciencept_BR
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