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Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia

Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan (2014) Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia. In: IUSSP workshop on decision-making regarding abortion, 3rd-5th June, 2014, Nanyuki, Kenya.

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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://www.iussp.org/en/international-seminar-deci...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: 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
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: 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
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council/DFID
Projects: Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia: the socio-economic costs
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 10:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/57395/

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