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Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia

Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan (2014) Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia. IUSSP working papers. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Paris, France.

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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: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://iussp.org/en
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 13:00
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 23:25
Projects: ES-167-25-0626
Funders: ESRC/DFID
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59487

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