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Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia

Coast, Ernestina ORCID: 0000-0002-8703-307X and Murray, Susan (2014) Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia. In: IUSSP International Seminar on Decision-making regarding abortion – determinants and consequences, 2014-06-03 - 2014-06-05, Nanyuki, Kenya. (Submitted)

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Unsafe abortion is a significant, but preventable cause of maternal mortality in Zambia. We compared the trajectories of women seeking safe abortion with those receiving care following unsafe abortion. We interviewed women (n=112) accessing care in a large government hospital about their experiences. The study captured a third termination trajectory in which women received medical abortion outside the study hospital from qualified (legal) and unqualified providers. The advice of others, perceptions of risk, economic cost and delays in care seeking and receipt all influenced which trajectory a woman followed, as well as the complexity and timing of her trajectory.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - General > I00 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Suicide, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Disability, and Economic Behavior
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2022 08:09

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