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Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework

Coast, Ernestina, Norris, Alison, Moore, Ann and Freeman, Emily (2014) Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework. In: International Seminar on Decision-making regarding abortion-determinants and consequences, 3-5 June, 2014, Nanyuki, Kenya.

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Abstract

This paper presents a conceptual framework which captures the macro-environmental and micro-level contexts and processes of a woman's pathway to terminating her pregnancy or seeking abortion-related care. The framework has global applicability, across legal contexts and safety spectra. It can be applied at all points in the reproductive lifespan and all marital statuses. The purpose of this framework is to identify and specify the most salient aspects of abortion decision-making across populations. Social scientists as well as policy and programme planners can use the framework to highlight aspects of the macro/micro environment that facilitate or hinder women's abilities to terminate unwanted pregnancies safely and in a timely manner.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://www.iussp.org/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
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Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 12:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/58107/

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