Transparency in the delivery of lawful abortion services

Cook, Rebecca J.
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p272
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study of the high prevalence of induced abortions among women with age ranging from 18-29 years old in Peru. It founds out that laws which limit the access to abortion services in Peru did not decrease the number of abortions, instead they only promote safety of the services. It demonstrated that the prevalence of abortion in Peru is higher than the prevalence in many countries where abortion services are legally available. It also suggested that the government of Peru is obliged to ensure that women have transparent access to abortion counseling and services where they are legal regardless their age and other socio-demographic factors.


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