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Jill Durocher

Medical abortion: A path to safe, high-quality abortion care in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published
September 16th, 2013
Type
Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Dzuba, I.G., Winikoff, B., Peña, M.

Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care; 2013 Dec; 18(6):441-50; Epub 2013 Sep 16; doi:10.3109/13625187.2013.824564

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.