Abortion rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are very high and methods are often unsafe. This paper offers evidence that the use of medical abortion could reduce abortion-related morbidity and mortality, despite strict abortion laws. The authors address ways to improve medical abortion services and discuss the many remaining barriers to access in this region.

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Published:
Sep. 2013
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Medical Abortion
Authors:
Dzuba, Ilana, Peña, Melanie, Winikoff, Beverly, Dzuba, I.G., Winikoff, B., Peña, M.